Eye of the Tiger

CLEMSON — Clemson has its eyes set on Georgia offensive guard Reid Webster or should we say Webster has his eyes on the Tigers.

The 6-foot-4, 265-pound rising senior was at Clemson's Monday afternoon practice and he plans to return on Wednesday to check out the campus and the facilities a little more.

Webster, who has already visited Vanderbilt and Central Florida, said he liked his short trip to Clemson. He arrived at the campus around 3 p.m. where he met up with Clemson's High School Relations Director, Mike Dooley and took in part of the Tigers' two-and-half hour practice.

Because of the cold temperature and the wind, Webster wasn't dressed for the conditions and left soon after the offensive line was done with its individual drills.

Webster did, however, like what he did see.

This spring the Tigers started opening the stretching part of practice with the players' favorite songs. Head coach Dabo Swinney does it as a way to relax his players and get them focused for practice.

"The stretching with the music is pretty cool," the Etowah High School standout said. "That is something that is a little different."

Webster, who has an offer from Central Florida, but is getting serious interest from Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech, was hoping to meet some of the Clemson coaches Monday and watch more of the practice.

"I liked (practice)," he said. "I thought that was pretty good. (The offensive linemen) do some of the same drills we do at Etowah."

Webster was hoping to get the opportunity to speak with offensive guards coach Brad Scott and his recruiting coach Chris Rumph and maybe Swinney. However, he was unable to do that and instead said he will get to Clemson a little bit earlier on Wednesday in order to do so.

Webster is staying in nearby Easley the next two days with friends and he plans to see the WestZone and Vickery Hall on Wednesday before taking in another practice.

"I have seen a lot of the campus before so I just kind of want to meet some of the coaches and watch them practice," he said.

Webster said he has been to several Clemson games in the past and knows what to expect on game day, but he thought it was pretty cool to take in a practice and see how much different things are run in college.

"I have been to a bunch of games, but this is the first time I have been to one of their practices," he said. "I like it. I have always thought it was pretty cool."

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