Nation's No. 6 Fullback Hits the Field checks in with Clemson verbal commitment Tyler Shatley to see what he expects this fall from East Burke (N.C.) and when he plans to visit Tigertown next.

FB/DT Tyler Shatley Profile

6-3, 265 pound fullback prospect Tyler Shatley, a Clemson verbal commitment since mid-April, hit the practice fields for preseason camp last week.

"We just started practice on Friday," he told "We haven't put on the pads yet. We are running through the plays and putting all of the plays in for the offense. Mainly stuff like that."

The North Carolina standout expects a good season from East Burke this fall.

"I think we should do real well this year. We just need to stay together and work as a team," said Shatley.

Tyler also plans to take a trip to Tigertown later this month.

"I plan to go down some this month and watch them practice. I haven't been down since camp in June," he said. "I am going to be down for most of the games this year."

The Tigers plan to use the two-way standout similar to Chad Diehl in the Tigers offense in the future.

"I will be watching how they use Chad this year," said Shatley.

Does Tyler keep in touch with any of his future teammates?

"I talk with J.K. [Jay] a good bit. I also have talked with Devonte a few times. I haven't really talked to any of the guys we are recruiting, but I'm sure I will get to at the games this fall," replied Shatley.

Tyler was also excited to see the Tigers ranked No. 9 in the preseason coaches poll.

"That is really good. I hope to see them do real well this year," he said.

The two-way standout will play several positions this fall for East Burke.

"I am still about 265 right now. I will play fullback, defensive line and will play some tight end when we use two tight ends this year," he added.

Last year Shatley rushed 213 times for 1,209 yards and 18 touchdowns.

He is currently ranked the No. 6 fullback in the nation by and is rated three stars. Top Stories