Massive OT checks out Clemson

Always among the biggest needs during any recruiting period, offensive tackles are in high demand on Clemson's recruiting board for 2011. One of the names towards the top of that list was in Tigertown for Saturday's spring game.

OT Alan Posey Profile

CUTigers spoke to Clarke Central High School (Athens, Ga.) offensive tackle Alan Posey shortly after he got home from his overnight visit in Clemson.

"I liked it. I've seen most of the stuff on my prior trips. This time, I got to hang out with some of the players and see what they game day experience is like," he said. "I enjoyed that."

After the game, Posey met with offensive coordinator Billy Napier and offensive line coach Brad Scott before going to hang out with long snapper Matt Skinner.

Posey had an extensive conversation with Napier—his main recruiter.

"I have a great opportunity in Clemson. I have a chance to be a three or four-year starter. We talked about the positives of Clemson and how it would be good to me," Posey said. "I could come in, get behind Landon (Walker) at right tackle, learn from him, when he graduates, I kind of slide in at that spot.

"I know there's going to be competition and everything, but everything worked right, I would slide in."

Along with a previous trip to Clemson, so far this spring, Posey's visited Tennessee, Maryland, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Georgia and Cincinnati.

Next weekend, he's going to Tennessee with his mom this weekend. After that, he has no visits scheduled. But he does have an important date scheduled.

On May 4, he'll announce which school he plans to enroll in next January.

Right now, Clemson is tied with Tennessee above Maryland.

"If I need more time, then I'll take it. But that's the plan, to commit then," Posey said.

He'll take just one official visit this fall and that'll be to whichever school he picks next month. Of course, he'll plan to hit a few of the winning school's games.

To help him reach that decision, Posey is looking at several areas.

"One of the main things is a good ‘o' line coach, someone I can have a good relationship with in college," he said. "Definitely winning, too. I'm looking for a good school that's got a degree that's worth something because you can't play football forever."

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