Clemson defensive ends coach Chris Rumph offered Trinity Catholic High School's (Ocala, Fla.) Kadron Boone a full ride to play for the Tigers next fall.
"They asked me was I interested in them and they had been looking at me
for a while," Boone said Monday. "I told them that I was interested in
anyone that was looking at me.
"We pretty much talked and he told me he wanted the receivers coach to get
a good look at me and they talked with the head coach and then came back
and told me they wanted to offer me a full ride."
Clemson is the 20th school to offer Boone, who also has offers from
Florida, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Tennessee to name a few.
Boone says he likes Clemson, but he has yet to visit the campus and he
says he doesn't know where the Tigers stand in his list of offers until he
has seen everything Clemson has to offer.
"I just want to get to know the coaches better and learn more about the
academic background and stuff like that," he said. "That's what I will
base my decision off of. I want to go somewhere where I fit in. I want to
play for a great coaching staff that is very energetic and has a great
academic background because football isn't always going to be there."
What he does know about Clemson he likes.
He has had the opportunity to
meet C.J. Spiller a few times and has watched him play on television,
while he also paid close attention to how the Tigers used former wideout
Aaron Kelly during his career.
"I have watched them a lot," Boone said. "C.J. Spiller is from Union
County so anybody from Florida I try to watch. I watched them a lot on
television and I used to watch Aaron Kelly with him being a big receiver
like me so I try to keep up with their games."
Boone caught 57 passes last season for 1,280 yards and 14 touchdowns for
Trinity. He said Clemson pretty much told him everything they saw on film
"They said I can come in and learn the offense and make plays for them,"
said Boone, who runs a 4.65 in the 40. "They told me they could use a
player like me in their offense."
As for which school he likes the most, Boone says he does not have any
favorites because he has not seen them. He said he plans on using some of
this spring and the early summer with his parents to visit the schools
that strike his interest the most.
"All the schools are great passing schools and that is why I want to get
up (to Clemson) and check out the academic program and see where they rank
as far as my major goes. After that, and I meet the coaching staff, I will
go from there and see where I feel comfortable at."
Boone ranks as the No. 49 wide receiver prospect in the nation by
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