Tigers could land DL

If the Tigers move in with an offer, this defensive lineman could very well be wearing orange and purple this time next year.

If Clemson was to pull the trigger and offer Weddington HS defensive tackle Darius Kilgo, it could pay dividends to the Tigers.

CUTigers recently caught up with Kilgo and asked the simple question: If Clemson were to offer, would you commit?

"It's a high possibility," he said. "I like Clemson a lot. I liked my visit. I liked the facilities and the coaches, really everything about Clemson."

After making the trip from Matthews, N.C. for the Middle Tennessee game, Kilgo said his eyes were really opened by the Clemson experience and the atmosphere in and around Death Valley. It was his first trip to Tigertown since camping after his sophomore year.

"I like them a lot," he said. "I've been talking to the coaches. They've been giving me some attention. Right now, I'm just waiting on the offer."

Last year Kilgo was named All-Conference and All-County for his 83 tackles, five sacks and three forced fumbles.

Measured at 6-3, 303 pounds in the Charlotte Scout.com combine, Kilgo has already received offers from Maryland and Auburn.

"Maryland is recruiting me as a defensive tackle and Auburn offered me to play either side," he said.

Kilgo plans to visit Maryland later on, maybe sometime during December and will also try to get to Auburn for a game.

Conversations with coach Dan Brooks and the rest of the coaching staff, including Coach Dabo Swinney, really made an impression during his visit.

"It's a great coaching staff…that's what I really like about Clemson," Kilgo said.

Rated by Scout.com as a three-star guard, he is the No. 53 rated prospect for the position in the country.

CUTigers.com Top Stories