David Blackwell to interview

CLEMSON - Sources have confirmed to CUTigers.com David Blackwell is interviewing for a position with a school in the Big East conference.

Blackwell, who is the current defensive tackles coach with the Tigers, will interview with the South Florida Bulls before Sunday, sources tell CUTigers.com.

The exact position, while not confirmed, is believed to be more than just an assistant coaching position- possibly in a role as a coordinator along side current coordinator Joe Tresey.

The exact position has not been confirmed but sources say it would not be a lateral move.

A source close to the situation also told CUTigers.com earlier Wednesday if Blackwell was offered the position there was a "95 percent" chance he would accept it.

Blackwell has been at Clemson as an assistnat coach since 2003 in a variety of positions, first as a linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator and now as a defensive tackles coach.

He moved into the defensive tackles position after former Alabama and Florida State assistant Kevin Steele was named defensive coordinator shortly after the Gator Bowl in January.

Blackwell's role as a recruiting coordinator was critical in Clemson's upgrade of talent over the last five years, as he played a significant part in landing prospects such as Willy Korn, Chris Chancellor, Akeem Robinson, Cory Lambert and many others.

Blackwell is currently in charge of recruiting South Carolina's low country, from the Charleston area going south, as well as South Florida (Dade and Broward counties) and parts of the metro Atlanta area.

He's also been responsible for the development of players like Anthony Waters, who arrived at Clemson as an undersized linebacker and turned into a third-round draft pick of the San Diego Chargers by the time his career was over.

Blackwell has been rumored to have drawn interest from several other schools in recent years, but this appears to be one of the more definitive opportunities for him to take a step up the coaching ladder, if he is indeed offered the position.

CUTigers.com will have more on this story later this evening.

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