NC DL planning another Clemson visit

This up and coming defensive line prospect will visit Clemson for the second time this year in the very near future.

DL/TE Ethan Farmer Profile

As long as he's getting a good education during the week, Tabor City (NC) South Columbus prospect Ethan Farmer doesn't mind what position he'll be playing on Saturdays next fall.

"I want to major in athletic training," he told in a recent interview.

Clemson is recruiting 6-foot-4 265-pound jumbo athlete to play either defensive end or tight end.

"I like both. Whichever position they would want me to play, I'd play either or," Farmer said.

He's rated by with three stars and is the No. 54 defensive tackle prospect in the country. Along with a suitable degree program, Farmer also wants his school of choice to have nice facilities and a winning tradition.

"I want to know how good my home is going to be--I want to have good facilities," he said.

Clemson will get a chance to show off its credentials when the Tigers host Farmer sometime later this month or in early August. Tuesday night, he said that he's also planned unofficial visits to Alabama, N.C. State, Duke, Virginia and Penn State.

With offers from each school, the playing field is level. Clemson has been a consistent candidate with N.C. State since April.

"I like the coaching staff (at Clemson)," Farmer said. "They have great facilities. Clemson has a winning experience and is a national championship."

With only one visit to Clemson (Junior Day), he looks forward to seeing his primary recruiter, defensive line coach Dan Brooks, and the rest of the Tiger coaching staff.

Farmer's also interested in touring the campus again.

But don't expect a commitment in the near future. He's going to take his time and wait until after his season with South Columbus is over, but could also wait as late as Signing Day before making a decision.

"When I make my decision, I want to know that I'm making the right choice," he added.

As a junior, Farmer lined up at tight end and defensive end for South Columbus, totaling 15 catches for 275 yards and three scores while adding 55 tackles defensively. Top Stories