Top QB Enjoys Clemson Visit

The Clemson Tigers have signed one of the top quarterbacks in the nation each of the past two years. Can they make it three years in a row?

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The nation's No. 7 quarterback according to Scout.com recently stopped by Clemson to take in spring practice.

"I sat down and talked with the coaches," Morgan told CUTigers.com of his trip. "I got to see the campus. The campus was nice. It was refreshing to see the campus in the spring. It's still cold up here. It is not as green here yet. Clemson was very nice."

The Clemson staff spent a lot of time with Morgan during his visit to Tigertown.

"I talked with all of the coaches. My family and I sat down with my family and talked with coach Bowden. I spent a lot of time with coach Spence. I got to sit in on the quarterback meeting," said Newton.

The prize recruit has been all over the South taking unofficial visits the past few weeks. "I have been going all over," he said. "I went to Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina State, North Carolina and Virginia."

What did he think about each school?

Kentucky: "I got to meet with coach Phillips. It is SEC football. It is not far from home so my mom and dad could come see me play and it would be easier to go home."

Tennessee: "I haven't been offered yet. Their facilities are great. My family and I got to sit down and talk with coach Fulmer. We went around with the quarterback coach and saw the facilities."

South Carolina: "It is kind of a recurring theme. I sat down and talked with coach Spurrier and his son. They talked about life in Columbia. They talked about what they are doing now and what they are trying to do in the near future. Coach Spurrier has some pro experience so he could give me some guidance if I decide to play pro football."

N.C. State: "They have great facilities as well. Raleigh was a nice place. My father and I talked with their head coach. It was another great place."

North Carolina: "It was nice as well. We talked to the quarterback coach and some of the other coaches. We also saw the facilities."

Virginia: "It was on the spur of the moment. I went there yesterday after my AAU tourney. It was a nice place to stop. We saw the campus. We got to see the football facilities."

After all of the visits the 4-star quarterback is ready for some rest.

"I am somewhat tired of visits right now. I am going to take it easy for a bit," said Newton.

When asked about his current favorites, Newton responded, "I don't have any right now."

The decision timing is not clear right now.

"I will just do it when the time is right. I am not in a hurry. When the time is right for me and my family I will go ahead," he added.

Newton, who is considered one of the top dual threat quarterbacks in the nation for the class of 2008, completed 124-of-213 passes for 1,900 yards and 25 touchdowns passing last season. He also had 132 rushing attempts for 750 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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