Giff hitting the weights - hard

Clemson pulled a pair of tackles out of Delaware during the 2010 recruiting term. Defensive tackle Josh Watson, who has already enrolled from Hargrave Military Academy, will be joined later this summer by Gifford Timothy.

OT Gifford Timothy Profile

After just one look at Middletown High School offensive tackle Giff Timonty, you know what position he plays.

The imposing 6'6, 280 pound Scout.com two-star has followed the Clemson work-out program "to the ‘T'" in order to prepare for his future on the Tigers' offensive line.

"They sent me the work-out program from school like a week or so after I signed. I've just been doing that. I've gotten a whole lot stronger just from doing that," Timothy said. "I'm pretty happy because it's working. If it's working this well on my own, I can't imagine how well it will work when I'm down at school.

"It's definitely a good thing because the coaches want me to be ready for practice when I get down there."

Before committing to Clemson late last summer, Timothy claimed offers from Boise State, Maryland, Virginia, Rutgers and Utah.

"Whenever I committed, I had a couple of schools come back and try to talk to me again, make sure that's what I wanted—try to give their last little pitch," he said. "Pretty much three weeks after I committed, they were all backed off."

Since the commitment, Timothy has made three trips to Tigertown.

The first was for the Florida State game and the second in January for his official visit, during which he was the only committed prospect on campus. His most recent was made during the week of his spring break, which also happened to be the weekend of the spring game.

"I got to meet with a couple of the guys (in the 2010 class) at the spring game. I found out Garry Peters has family up here," Timothy said. "The only person that I had met (before the spring game) was David Beasley—at the Florida State game. I met most of the guys at the spring game."

On June 19, Timothy will play in the 55th annual DFRC Blue-Gold All*Star Football game before leaving Delaware on June 24 with his parents. He plans to be in summer school in July.

A standout in the classroom, Timothy finished the previous marking period with a 3.7 GPA. He's scheduled to take the AP psychology exam. With a score of three or higher (five-point scale), he could enter Clemson with some college credits.

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