Four-star DE takes in Tigertown

One of the top recruits on the 2011 football board was in Clemson on Saturday for Brad Brownell's Elite Basketball Camp.

DE Stephon Tuitt Profile

CUTigers caught up with Monroe High School (Georgia) defensive end Stephon Tuitt, who took a trip up to Tigertown on Saturday.

"It was more of like me going to the school, showing my face to the coaches, showing my interest to that school and make sure they know I'm still interested as well," Tuitt said. "They were the first school to offer me and I had them on my mind."

He spent time one-on-one with Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney.

"We just kind of went over the recruiting business. He kind of gave me some tips about college," Tuitt said, "what to look at, what to look for, according to my interests. It was cool of him to be doing that with me in his office."

Tuitt was in town with basketball teammate and friend Ken Jackson, a 2012 point guard who participated in Brownell's camp.

Brownell didn't hold back in his recruitment of Tuitt. At one point between 5-on-5 scrimmages, Brownell said to him, "It's all about Tiger Pride when you run down that hill, touch that rock."

Tuitt spent about five minutes talking to both head coaches at Littlejohn Coliseum.

"It was kind of good. I didn't want to show off my skills out there. I do have some basketball skills," Tuitt said with a chuckle. "I'm going to take my skills to football. For him to know that, he's a great guy. He's known my head coach. He wanted to get a chance to know me. He's known my head coach for about 15 years. It was great getting recruited by him." ranks Tuitt as the No. 14 defensive end in the class of 2011. He's also rated as a four-star prospect.

Last week he told CUTigers that Clemson could be a likely destination for an official visit. Top Stories