Hoops guest enjoys official weekend

Scout.com's top rated junior college prospect in the class of 2010 just finished his official visit to Clemson. The four-star power forward spoke to CUTigers shortly after completing his third of five official visits.

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"The visit was real good. It was everything that they told me it was going to be," Ratliffe told CUTigers shortly after he left Clemson.

"It's a good college town. It's a nice place. I got along with the players really good. The coaching staff is pretty cool."

The Central Florida Community College (Ocala) four-star power forward spent most of the weekend hanging out with Jerai Grant, Donte Hill and Trevor Booker.

"We went and chilled in their room, went out for a little bit, it was fun," Ratliffe said.

They watched West Virginia's upset win over Kentucky on Saturday night.

"We went to a wing house and watch that, it was a crazy game," Ratliffe said.

With official trips to Arkansas and Alabama already under his belt, Ratliffe isn't taking next weekend off before heading to Missouri and then Cincinnati. After the Cincinnati visit in on the weekend of April 16, Ratliffe will sit down and reach a final decision.

"After all five of my visits, I'm going to go talk to my mom and my coaches. We're going to figure out what's the best plan for me," he said.

Ratliffe appreciates head coach Oliver Purnell and the honesty he's shown throughout the process.

"He told me before the trip how everything is. He didn't lie about anything. Everything he told me was exactly how he said it was going to be," Ratliffe said. "I really like that."

All schools' that he's officially visited so far are tied for the lead.

"Clemson's a real good school. I really like everything that I've seen since I was there. I get along with the coaches real good," Ratliffe said.


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