Tigers among favorites for SC QB

Clemson is considered among the favorites by one of the state's top quarterbacks in the class of 2011.

QB Tamyn Garrick Profile

Williston Elko High School quarterback Gator Garrick led the Blue Devils to an undefeated season en-route to the A Division II state championship as a junior in 2009. Last season, he threw for 1,473 yards, 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions while completing over 60 percent of his passes.

CUTigers recently caught up with Garrick, who camped at the Dabo Swinney Football Camp in June.

"I enjoyed Clemson's camp a whole lot. I enjoyed the coaching staff and everything. I feel like Clemson was the place that I got better the most," he said. "I really have taken a lot from there. I feel like I had a very successful camp up there. I think, overall, it went pretty well."

Garrick's camp visit marked the third-straight summer he's been to Tigertown for camp.

"I feel like every year that I've been there, I've improved my game, in some aspect," he said.

Clemson, along with South Carolina, East Carolina and Presbyterian, have recruited Garrick the hardest. PC is the only one out of those three that's stepped forward with an offer.

He visited South Carolina twice this summer and also PC and Furman.

The Gamecocks and Tigers are sticking out ahead of the pack.

"I really like them the most. They're probably my top two," Garrick said.

Clemson offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Billy Napier has told Garrick that he's on the Tigers' 2011 recruiting board.

"He said I'm definitely towards the top of their recruiting board and they just wanted to give it a little time and make sure they made the right choice and everything," Garrick said. "I'm not going to say that they said they're going to offer, but he said I'll be in the top five they're looking at."

If an offer was to come from Clemson, he'd have a tough time not accepting it.

"If I were to get an offer, I don't know how I couldn't take it. I'd be excited," Garrick said. "Clemson is a great place to play football. It's a great atmosphere and everything. I would love to get a chance to play at Clemson."

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