And current Auburn commitment D.J. Howard will be one of the top 2010 targets on campus next weekend.
Scout.com rates him as a three-star prospect and the No. 63 ranked safety prospect in the nation.
Howard first committed to Auburn back in July, but now he's taking a hard look at Clemson.
"They're throwing a lot of good things at me right now," he told CUTigers recently.
The biggest of those pitches being made by Clemson is the potential for Howard to play running back.
"Auburn said they're going to play me as a running back, but I'm not really too sure of that," he said. "If you go on the Scout pages, they have me listed as a safety.
"That's what made me start looking at Clemson, when they started talking about DB. I want to be a 100 percent running back."
Clemson defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison is heading up the recruitment of Howard, who said the two talk about twice a week. (Roy Philpott)
"He talks about them using me like they use (C.J.) Spiller. They call him a homerun guy and they compare me to him a little bit," Howard said.
As a senior, he rushed for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns, "somewhere around there," he said.
Howard was in Clemson for the Virginia game this fall and had been to town for camp earlier in the summer.
"It was probably one of the loudest games I've been to, as far as going around as a recruit," he said. "It was amped up. I wasn't expecting it to be like that."
When Howard's back on campus next weekend, he's looking out for an experience that leaves a good impression.
"I want to see how I vibe with the other players, the coaches, just my own personal feelings--if I feel like I fit in and everything," he said.
His offers besides Clemson and Auburn include: Kentucky, Arkansas, Louisville and Mississippi State. But Clemson and Auburn are the only schools that he's still considering.
Howard will travel to Auburn on official the following weekend. He committed to Auburn in July because it felt like home.
"It's a college town. Everybody is real laid back," he said. "It reminded me a lot of home. I could see myself being there and see myself playing for them. It's a whole lot like home."