Tigers Pursuing Another Explosive RB

The Tigers are looking to add one more running back to the class of 2009, and Clemson assistant coach David Blackwell has the Tigers making a strong push for one of the top running backs in Florida.

RB Daquan Hargrett Profile

The Clemson Tigers will get an official visit from Daquan Hargrett, who is currently committed to West Virginia.

"I am going to Clemson in January. I am not sure of the date yet. I will probably also go to Wake Forest," Hargrett told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "West Virginia my top school, but Clemson is trying to recruit me real strong. After I visit Clemson I will make my decision."

Coach Blackwell is recruiting the Florida standout for the Tigers.

"He is real down to earth. He is straight with me. He tells you the truth," said Hargrett.

Numerous Northwestern teammates have gone to Miami in recent years, but Daquan plans to leave home for his college education.

"I was never really interested in Miami. My mom always wanted me to leave the state for school," said Hargrett.

And what would it take for Clemson to overtake West Virginia?

"I can't describe the feeling," he said. "It is just a feeling that I get in my body when I step on campus. I had that feeling when I went to West Virginia. If I get that same feeling when I go to Clemson then they could."

The star running back knows who he would like to play like at the next level.

"Adrian Peterson is my idol. That is who I want to be like. I want to do every aspect like he has," said Hargrett.

Despite missing a little action due to a minor ankle injury, Hargrett carried the ball 80 times for 786 yards and 13 touchdowns during the regular season.

He is currently ranked as the No. 99 running back in the country according to Scout.com and is listed as a three-star prospect.

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