Return trip to Clemson for QB

CLEMSON — This standout QB from Georgia's North Gwinnett High School liked his visit to Clemson so much last month he decided to make a second trip to Clemson this past Saturday.

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 dorms.

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 role."

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 the practice."

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 first visit.

"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 athlete.

He is also receiving interest from Southern Cal and Ohio State. Top Stories