Tigers contact former USC commit

Since Pete Carroll's departure to the NFL, a junior college offensive tackle that was committed to Southern California has since de-committed and is now looking elsewhere. CUTigers.com has the latest!

OT Brice Schwab Profile

In the past couple of days, Clemson has made its interest known in a Palomar College tackle that's got three years to play two at the Division I level.

CUTigers caught up with Brice Schwab a day after Lane Kiffin was named head coach at Southern California.

"I'm waiting to see what happens with that right now," Schwab said. "I think I will hold off and wait to see what happens (before making any decisions)."

A high school graduate in 2008 from Moniteau JSHS in Sunbury, P.A., he was a non-qualifier for Division I. After two seasons playing in the junior college ranks, he was ready to enroll at USC this semester.

Now, he's weight his options and looking elsewhere.

"I've talked to a lot of schools," Schwab said. "I've talked to Clemson, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Oklahoma, LSU, Florida State and every school who'd offered me before."

Prior to his commitment to Southern California, he sported several other offers, including: Arizona, Arkansas, South Carolina, Washington, UCLA, Baylor, Florida State and Auburn.

For now, he's got no favorites.

"I'm trying to figure out what school I really want to go to," Schwab said. "I'm looking at coaching, the need, rather than a want. There's a multiple amount of things--a pro-style offense."

Clemson offensive coordinator Billy Napier has contacted him, and is now waiting for a call back. Schwab said he's been "trying to do some homework" on the Tigers in the meantime.

"I really didn't know too much about them. I'm just trying to build a relationship with the coaches," he said.

Schwab's visited Arkansas and Southern California, but has not scheduled trips anywhere else.

"I haven't planned any yet, that's what I'm trying to do right now," he said.

Schwab, a four-star prospect according to Scout.com, stands almost 6-8 and weighs 320 pounds. When he graduated high school, he tipped the scales at 340.

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