Tigers move to top for Peach state DB

Clemson has pulled into a tie for the lead with Alabama for the nation's No. 35 cornerback, and a visit this week could very well signal the end of his recruitment if things go according to plan.

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Garry Peters, one of the top rated cornerback prospects in the southeast according to Scout.com, is planning on visiting Clemson either Thursday and Friday, and to say he's looking forward to the trip would be somewhat of an understatement.

"That's one of my favorite schools. I want to see what the campus life is like and see what's going on with the new facilities," he told CUTigers.com Wednesday evening.

As a freshman at Heritage HS (Ga.), Peters played the entire season as a cornerback. Then as a sophomore he played wide receiver and last year he moved to quarterback. This coming fall for his senior season, he'll play both ways, taking snaps under center and refining his coverage skills at corner.

And although most schools recruiting him to play cornerback, he does hold an offer from South Florida to play quarterback.

Peters said Wednesday he would prefer a college career on the defensive side of the ball even though he could see himself playing receiver too.

From the orange and white perspective, Clemson defensive ends coach Chris Rumph has won preference over other coaches Peters has come in contact with during the recruiting process.

"I try to call him once a week and talk to him. He's real cool," Peters said. "He is one of the coaches I like the most out all that I have talked to."


Peters is up to 20 scholarship offers, including grants from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, and Florida State
His only previous trip to Clemson was for Junior Day, where he got his first feel of the program.

"The coaches made me feel like it's home. They treat the players like family," Peters said. "They treat everybody like family there and that's a big deal."

After a quiet June with no visits, he'll also camp at Alabama and Georgia this month.

The winning tradition and chance to play early at Alabama are keeping the Tide tied at the top with Clemson.

"Those two things are big for me and my parents could come watch me play at every one of my home games," Peters said.

The thought of playing for the state school in Athens is also appealing though he currently doesn't hold an offer from the Dawgs.

Whether it's to Clemson, Alabama or Georgia, he's kicked around the idea of an early commitment, but is still not sure how soon it would happen.

"There's a big possibility that I could commit early," Peters said.
And perhaps that commitment could come in the next 36 hours as makes the quick trip to Tigertown.

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