Tigers check out Arizona DT

The top rated 2011 defensive tackle in the state of Arizona was checked out by Clemson interior offensive line coach Brad Scott during the early portion of the spring evaluation period.

DT Todd Peat Profile

CUTigers recently spoke to Corona Del Sol High School (Tempe, Ariz.) defensive tackle Todd Peat about his recruitment by Clemson.

"I talk to them some," he said. "It's kind of been a long process with me and Clemson. They're going to take a set number of defensive tackles. They've offered a few, but they haven't offered me."

"They've offered my younger brother Andrus. It's kind of a different thing with Clemson."

With over 15 offers so far, Peat isn't sure if he'll be picking up an offer from the Tigers.

"I'd definitely consider them if they offer," he said.

The nation's No. 12 defensive tackle, according to Scout.com, has been invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Peat and his brother camped at Clemson last summer.

"We've gone out and visited there. They've got a great tradition there and have some pretty good players that I've watched in the past," he said.

"We have an aunt in Charlotte, North Carolina. We went up there and visited her this (past) summer. She took us to a bunch of different camps and campuses."

The visit to Clemson was impressive.

"I liked it a lot. I loved it," Peat said. "Clemson, South Carolina is definitely a football town. Everything settles around that over there."

Another trip east to Clemson could be in the works in the near future.

"We are going to be there again this summer. I'm going to visit a few schools…we're still working out all of the details about the summer," Peat said.

Over 10 schools have extended offers, including Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon State, Stanford, Wake Forest and Washington. One in particular sticks out.

"Stanford is probably the leader, followed closely by four or five schools," he said.

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