SC LB Remains Firm to Clemson

CUTigers.com catches up with one verbal commitment that doesn't plan on going anywhere, regardless of who the next head coach is at Clemson.

LB Quandon Christian Profile

When Lake View linebacker Quandon Christian verbally committed to Clemson in early June, he knew he would be a Tiger some day. Even if there was a head coaching change, like there was last Monday when Tommy Bowden resigned, it still wouldn't impact his decision.

"I am going to stick with Clemson. I am not going anywhere," Christian told CUTigers.com. "It doesn't matter who the head coach is. I want to play for Clemson."

Christian, who is currently listed as the No. 31 weakside linebacker prospect in the nation according to Scout.com, also said he's been impressed with interim head coach Dabo Swinney on a number of different levels.

"I spoke with coach Swinney that Monday night after coach Bowden resigned. He told me to stick in there and see how the season goes," said Christian. "I think it was a good decision [to make the change]. I think coach Swinney is a good coach. He is the coach that recruited me."

Saturday afternoon Quandon was on hand to see the wild atmosphere in Death Valley as the Tigers battled Georgia Tech.

"I went down Saturday for the game. It was crazy there. Coach Swinney was wild running down the hill. That means a lot. He really showed how much he cares about the players," said Christian.

"I also talked to him in the locker room after game. I also talked to some of the players. Me and Malliciah [Goodman] were there. Coach Swinney told me to stick in there and see what happens at the end of the season. He said he hopes to be the coach." Several schools have contacted Quandon to see if he plans to look around.

"I have heard from N.C. State and North Carolina. They were both on me before the change," said Christian. "But I want to play for Clemson."

The 6-3, 205 pound linebacker is having an impressive senior season for Lake View - on both sides of the ball.

"We are going pretty good right now," he said. "We are 8-1 and undefeated in our region. We have a bye this week and then we play Hemingway for the region next week." "I have 88 carries for 1077 yards and 18 touchdowns on offense. On defense I have 66 tackles, six sacks and one interception," he added.

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