Rice Talking Extensively with Stockstill

Union linebacker Curtis Rice put on a show during his last few weeks as a high school football player by helping lead his team to a state title and by dominating the North-South All-Star game back in early December. Have the Tigers finally moved in with an offer?

The last time CUTigers.com spoke with Curtis Rice, it appeared as though he was extremely close to picking up an offer from recruiting coordinator Rick Stockstill. Is that still the case today? "I talked with Coach Stock last night and he said they want me to come visit Clemson," said Rice. "I don't have a date set yet though, he's going to be calling me back tonight to talk with me about it some more."

Rice continues to see offers pour in from some of the smaller schools around the southeast, including Middle Tennessee state, Catawba, and Coastal Carolina.

"I'm definitely visiting Middle Tennessee and probably some of the others but I don't have the visits set yet," said Rice.

The Union standout remains hopeful for an offer from Clemson, and why not? Rice is considered as a sleeper in the state of South Carolina this year. He has excellent speed and has only shown flashes of what he's capable of at the collegiate level.

Rice runs a legitimate 4.51 40-yard dash and has a 33-inch vertical jump. The senior linebacker led the way for Union's defense with four tackles, two sacks for 18 yards, and two forced fumbles in the 61-28 destruction of Camden for the state title. He also had a touchdown run while doubling as a fullback for the Union offense.

"I'm just going to wait and see you know," said Rice, who finished his senior year with 101 tackles and 15 sacks. "Coach Stock said they want me in for a visit, and I should hear back from him tonight."

We will continue to keep you updated on Curtis Rice, right up through signing day.

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