Keeping up with the Tigers

The top defensive lineman from the Atlanta MVP Camp was in Clemson for the Tigers' spring game. It was the fourth trip to Tigertown for the Scout.com three-star 2011 prospect.

Grady Jarrett Profile

Rockdale County High School (Conyers, Ga.) defensive tackle Grady Jarrett spoke to CUTigers about his trip to Clemson and for the latest on his recruitment shortly after wrapping up his trip to Alabama last weekend.

"When I first got to (Clemson's spring game visit), I talked coach (Chris) Rumph. We talked for a little while. He was really happy to see me again," Jarrett said.

During the fall, he saw Clemson play TCU, Wake Forest and Boston College. Though he's not been offered by Clemson, Jarrett keeps in touch with Rumph.

"I e-mail him sometimes. We catch up on some things. He'll ask me how I'm doing. We talk a lot," he said.

He hopes an offer could be on the way during the spring evaluation period.

"I think they will. Probably during the spring, after they come up for spring practice. (Rumph) told me he was going to be up there, he usually comes by," Jarrett said.

During his sophomore summer, Clemson was the only college camp he attended. That's what sparked his interest in the Tigers.

"I did really well there. When I went, I liked it a lot. From that point on, I've been interested in Clemson," Jarrett said.

With only one offer to his name—Western Kentucky—Jarrett hopes the offers start rolling in during the spring. Along with his visits to Clemson and Alabama, he's also been by Georgia this spring.

Currently, he lists several schools as ones that like to receive an offer.

"UGA, Clemson, Alabama, Florida—I want to get one from LSU, Tennessee and Ole Miss," Jarrett said. "I like a lot of ACC schools too, though."


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