Tigers make move with GA DL

One of the top defensive line prospects in Georgia for the class of 2011 talks about the early move the Clemson coaching staff has made for his services.

Stephon Tuitt Profile

Stephon Tuitt's only offer right now is from Clemson, but he could pick up some more in the coming weeks once his highlight video makes its way to the hands of recruiters.

The Monroe HS (GA) defensive end/offensive tackle recently told CUTigers that he's been hearing a lot from Stanford, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia and Georgia Tech.

He was informed Clemson would offer "a couple of months ago."

"When I got it, it was shocking," Tuitt said. "I had accomplished one goal and said, ‘I've got to get some more now.' I just have to keep on working harder and keep improving some of my talents."

Billy Napier serves as Tuitt's primary recruiter. At 6-5 252, he's versatile enough to play a couple of different positions at the college level. Schools are also looking at him as a tight end, even though he plays tackle at Monroe.

If it was up to him, he'd play defensive end.

A tackle, Tuitt said he had an average grade of 80 percent. On defense, he picked up 10 sacks and had about 40 something tackles.

He's been to Tigertown twice. The first time was for a team passing camp over the summer and the second for the Texas Christian game.

Georgia and Georgia Tech also hosted him for unofficial visits. He'd like to take a trip to Florida next season for a game since he was unable to make it to The Swamp this season.

"(Clemson) is awesome. I like the environment and where it's at," Tuitt said. "I like that it's no trouble to get there and they're real good on academics."

Scout.com rates the 2011 prospect with three stars.

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