Official Visit This Weekend

One of the more underrated players on Clemson's 2009 recruiting board will be in Tigertown this weekend for his official visit. CUTigers.com has the details on his final three schools and what's in store next for the star defender in this recruiting update.

S/LB Conor O'Neill Profile

6-1, 200 pound Conor O'Neill has helped St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.) get off to a fast start this season.

"It is going pretty well," he told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "We have started off 2-0. We won an important game up in Ohio. We just beat our rivals 49-3 last week.

"I have been making plays and doing what I can to help the team out. Our defense has been stepping up and playing well."

When asked about his leaders when it comes to recruiting, O'Neill responded, "Right now all three schools are equal. Clemson, Wisconsin and Auburn are all three equal. That is why I want to take the official visits."

The official visit tour will begin this weekend with a stop in Tigertown.

"I am going to Clemson this weekend for the NC State game. I am going to Auburn the next weekend for the LSU game. Then on October 4 I am going to Wisconsin for the Ohio State game," said O'Neill.

A decision could come as early as October.

"It just worked out so easily," he said. "We have two back to back bye weeks. Since they are early I wanted to go ahead and take some visits. I will not rush into anything. I want to make sure it is the right school. If I am able to make it after the three visits I won't hesitate.

"I don't want to commit and then decommit. When I give a commitment that is a social contract between me and the school and I don't want to break that."

What will be important to the Florida standout when he selects his college destination?

"It will definitely just be the vibe I get from the school during the visit. My dad is going with me and he is going to help me see what is good. Academics will play a big part. There will be life after football so that is very important," replied O'Neill.

O'Neill helped his team to the class 5A state championship as a junior. He was the team's second leading tackler with 67 stops, including 16 for loss. He also had seven sacks and three caused fumbles.

He is currently ranked as the No. 55 weakside linebacker in the nation according to Scout.com.

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