Georgia WR Close to an Offer?

Valdosta wide receiver Cory Clemmons put together an outstanding year even though his team went from a version of the West Coast offense to the Winged T under a new coaching staff. Now that his season is finished, he's focused on three schools and one clear cut favorite. Could it be the Tigers?

Valdosta wide receiver Cory Clemmons, is close to an offer. Very close.

In fact, the only thing that is separating him from a potential scholarship offer from Clemson University is one tiny little package.

"I sent them some film in at the end of last week," said Clemmons. "Coach Hines said that was the ticket, to get the film to them. I'm expecting to hear back anyday now, but I know that things are getting hectic with the bowl so that may delay things some."

Clemmons is a standout wide receiver that is drawing interest from several schools, but three have now emerged as his leaders.

"It's coming down to Ole Miss, Clemson, and Tennessee," said Clemmons late Wednesday evening. "They haven't offered me yet, but I think they are all really close."

In terms of his senior season, Clemmons struggled to adjust to the new offense instilled by a new coaching staff down at Valdosta.

"I ended up the season with 30 catches for right at 500 yards and 7 touchdowns. We had a new coach this year so we went to the Winged T, which was kind of hard to adjust to because we were basically running a west coast offense before," said Clemmons.

The Tigers have been in steady contact with Clemmons all season long, and if anything, the coaching staff's interest in the Georgia wide out is only growing stronger by the day.

"Coach Hines has been my main recruiter after Coach Allison left, and I've been talking to Coach Stockstill, their wide receivers coach some too," added Clemmons.

"Coach Hines came by my school and talked with me in person and that went real well. He was just telling me about the school and the football tradition at Clemson and what they like to do offense and defense," said Clemmons.

For Clemmons, several factors will be important in deciding on his school of choice.

"Well first off, I'm going to school to get an eduation, and I want to major in business law, so that's important," said Clemmons.

"Also, early playing time would be incredible, that would be like a dream come true. But regardless of where I go if I don't get to play early I won't be disappointed, I'll just have to work harder and the next year I can work harder and play."

When asked to name which school had the edge in his mind entering late December, Clemmons responded that the Tigers were the clear team to beat.

"I'm just waiting to hear back from them right now," said Clemmons.

CUTigers Notes:
Cory Clemmons is just waiting on the phone call from either Coach Hines or Coach Stockstill. If the Tigers offer, a verbal commitment certainly wouldn't be out of the question.

He's already made an unofficial visit to Tennessee for the their match up with Miami, and he has an official visit with Ole Miss set for January 17th. As it stands now, he wants to come to Clemson for the big weekend, all he's waiting on is the word from the coaching staff.

We'll continue to keep you updated on Cory Clemmons right up through signing day. Top Stories