Tigers back in South Florida

Clemson's back in Dade County, looking to pluck one of Miami's most sought after wide receivers in the class of 2011. This speedy All-County first team selection in 2009 grabbed 57 passes for over 900 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior at Christopher Columbus High School.

WR Tacoi Sumler Profile

CUTigers caught up with Scout.com three-star wide receiver Tacoi Sumler, who holds offers from Clemson, South Carolina, South Carolina, Florida State, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Stanford, Duke, Auburn, Nebraska and Rutgers. Louisville, the most recent to offer, came in Thursday.

"I'm considering all the schools right now," he said.

This spring break, Sumler will be hitting the road for spring practices at Clemson and South Carolina, maybe stopping by Florida, Florida State and Central Florida on his way north.

"I'm going to stay at South Carolina for a couple of days, then I'm going to Clemson for a couple of days," he said.

Both trips will be first time visits to each school.

In Clemson, he'll be staying with an old friend.

"I'm going to spend some time with Bryce McNeal. He's going to show me around, pretty much and have a little fun there. Then, I'm going to stay for their spring game," Sumler said.

McNeal's step-father and Sumler's father are related.

"I went up to Minnesota to stay with my uncle. We met there and just clicked, but it's been a long time," Sumler said.

He'll stop through Columbia because his dad's a fan of Steve Spurrier.

"I just want to go up there and see the school. I hear it's a nice school and a nice setting, everything like that," Sumler said. "I want to go around and see the campus."

Planning to major in finance, education comes first on the list of areas he plans to evaluate at each school. Aside from the educational options, he's going to look at facilities and look for the chance of early playing time.

Clemson recruiting coordinator/wide receivers coach Jeff Scott is Sumler's main recruiter from Tigertown.

Sumler said he talks to Scott once a week, but occasionally only every two weeks.

Sumler, who sees himself in the mold of Jacoby Ford, has an interest in Clemson because of the future pro' solid career as a Tiger.

"I can be even better than Jacoby, be the next Jacoby Ford in the NFL and just try to keep that kind of speed there," Sumler said.

Some schools are recruiting him to play defensive back, but he'd prefer receiver.

This summer, he plans to whittle down his list into a top five, maybe top 10.

"I want to take my official visits next year, but if I know exactly where I want to go next year, I won't be hesitant to commit, but it's looking like I'll wait until signing day," Sumler said.

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