And C.J. Uzomah, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound signal caller, was glad he did.
He said his
second trip to Clemson was even better than the first one as he got to
spend a little more time with the coaching staff, met a few of the
players, sat in on the team meeting and took a look at the university's
And with Youth Day and a scrimmage going on at the same time, Uzomah got a
glimpse of what it might be like to be a Clemson Tiger.
"I like the atmosphere with Youth Day and how all the kids are interacting
with all the players," he said. "I liked the scrimmage that they had. It
was real intense and upbeat. I like how they really don't have any starter
at any position and they are letting everyone kind of move into their
The most memorable thing Uzomah will take from his second meeting was the
play of wide receiver Brandon Ford. The redshirt freshman made one big
play after another Saturday, catching three passes for 97 yards in the
scrimmage and grabbing two scores – one came in goal line situations.
His first touchdown was a 60-yard reception from quarterback Michael Wade.
"I will remember watching Brandon Ford the receiver. He had a great day
today," Uzomah said. "I liked everything that was going on. I really liked
Uzomah knows a thing or two about receiving. Though he will be the
starting quarterback for North Gwinnett this fall, he averaged 21.8 yards
a catch and had five touchdowns as a wideout last fall. He was also his
team's backup quarterback.
The 2011 prospect said he enjoyed the Clemson experience once again, and
really liked the fact he had a lot more one-on-one time than he did on his
"The last time I was here it was a little more crowded (with other
prospects), but this time it was a little more one-on-one," Uzomah said.
"I actually got to watch practice and meet some of the players and it was
just those little things that made it better."
Clemson is still the only school to offer Uzomah as a quarterback, which
is what he wants to play at the college level. Georgia, Alabama and LSU
have also offered the rising junior, but they have all offered him as an
He is also receiving interest from Southern Cal and Ohio State.
Return trip to Clemson for QB
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