Auburn vs. Clemson for 4-Star RB

Four-star running back Onterio McCalebb talks about his official visit to Clemson.

RB Onterio McCalebb Profile

Onterio McCalebb was one of three prospects from Hargrave Military Academy that visited Clemson officially this weekend.

The long-time Auburn commitment, who accounted for 18 touchdowns during his lone season in Virginia, is looking at other options now that former head coach Tommy Tuberville has been replaced by Iowa State head coach Gene Chizik. caught up with him after his trip to get the latest on how things stand with recruiting:

Can you talk about your official visit and what you did during your time on campus?
McCalebb: It went really good. I liked everything: the players and coaches. I had a nice time.

Who came with you on your trip?
McCalebb: Just my teammates. [Leon Mackey, Jonathan Meeks]

Who was your player host?
McCalebb: Jamie Harper. We got along real good. I knew him because he was from Florida. We raced in the 200 last year in state track meet. I beat him. (laughing)

What were some of the highlights?
McCalebb: The players. How they show you love, and the coaches. It was great.

How would you rate the visit on a scale of one to 10?
McCalebb: Probably an eight or nine.

How did your conversations go with the coaching staff?
McCalebb: They went real good. I told them I really like everything. It is going to come down to wire between Clemson and Auburn. I'm going to go home and speak with my people Friday morning and make my decision. They are coming down on Saturday. Coach Swinney and coach Powell and coach Rumph.

Did you hear about any verbal commitments this weekend?
McCalebb: Leon [Mackey] did.

Did you commit during the visit?
McCalebb: No sir.

When do you plan to make your decision?
McCalebb: Next weekend.

Did the visit help Clemson's chances of signing you?
McCalebb: Yes sir. It helped a lot.

What do you think about Auburn hiring Gene Chizik as their head coach?
McCalebb: I haven't talked to him yet. He is suppose to call me. The running backs coach called me and he is having a meeting with him tonight to see if he will get hired. They have a good relationship.

McCalebb is being recruited to Clemson by defensive line coach Chris Rumph.

The Clemson coaching staff already has secured the verbal commitment of the top running back in South Carolina for the class of 2009 in Sumter's Rod McDowell, however the staff would also like to sign one more back, and McCalebb is currently at the top of the list. Top Stories