"Clemson is right there," Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School standout A.J. Cann said. "I have been in pretty good with those coaches for a good while and I have a pretty good relationship with them."
Besides Clemson, Cann list North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Virginia Tech and Tennessee as his top schools. However, he says he has a few of those schools ranked above some others.
"I don't want to say I have a lean, but I have a couple of them above the other ones," he said. "I have them averaged out between what I like and what I don't like and who I like the least."
Clemson appears to be on the like side, though Cann would not say. Clemson is recruiting the 6-foot-2, 256-pound athlete as a center.
"Coach (Chris) Rumph stays in touch with me pretty good," Cann said. "He checks in with me and Coach all the time and asks how I'm doing and what the family is doing. He contacts me with a lot of letters and he calls my coach a lot. I will call from time-to-time as well."
Cann, who recently ran a combine time of 4.9 in the 40-yard dash and had a broad jump of 8.9, visited N.C. State and Georgia Tech.
"I thought they were pretty good and they showed me some interesting things," said the three-star prospect. "I liked them. I like them both. I like Georgia Tech's academic program and the fact they have a good business program. I want to major in some type of business. That's what I like about that.
"N.C. State is a football school and the coaches are showing me a lot of love and I like that. I have a good relationship with the coaches."
As for the other schools on his list, Cann likes South Carolina and North Carolina and has not been to Virginia Tech or Tennessee yet.
"I'm in good with the offensive line coach at South Carolina and I have a good relationship with him. The same thing with North Carolina," he said. "Their offensive line coach has shown me a lot of love."
As for his summer plans, Cann hopes to attend a few camps, including one of Clemson's and he hopes to gain a few more pounds after dropping a few during weight training classes at Bamberg.
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