Atlanta ATH Holds 4 Offers

Ramon McElrathbey made an early verbal to coach Tommy Bowden and the Clemson Tigers but he quickly recanted. Now the Atlanta speedster claims to be wide open among two of his favorite schools. Which couple of teams still stand the best chance to sign him?

"I have offers from Ball State, West Virginia, Bowling Green, Clemson and Florida is still pending. The Florida coaches want me to come to camp before they'll offer," Ramon McElrathbey said.

Who's made his top 5 to this point?

"I dont really have a top 5 I just look at all the schools that have offered me because they are the only ones I have to work with. I do like Florida and Clemson the best right now."

What stands out about the Gators and Tigers?

Florida: "I like the depth chart there. I think I could go in and start within my first or second year."

Clemson: "It's a great place to be. I felt very comfortable at Clemson."

What is most important to the Mays standout in picking a school?

"Coaches are first and depth chart is second. I like the coaches at Clemson the most right now because they are the only ones I've really gotten to know. Banres, Lovett and coach Bowden are all really nice guys."

In a piece by Scott Kennedy earlier this week, we found out that Ramon and Carlos Thomas intend to go to the same school. Is that still the case and how strongly does Ramon feel about that?

"Me and Carlos still want to do the package thing, and so far Clemson and Florida are the only two schools we have to choose from. For right now, it's a definite that we'll go to school together. We've known one another since we were like 12 or 13."

Is there any other schools that McElrathbey would consider that have not offered him as of yet?

"I'd like to get offers LSU, Mississippi State, Maryland and Alabama also. The in-state schools haven't paid me much attention. I went to a camp at Georgia Tech but they didn't even act like I was there. Georgia has never even sent me a letter."

Might we expect a decision soon if these other teams do not get involved?

"No, I'm going to hold off for a while. I'll probably take all 5 of my visits and decide after that. Me and Carlos will commit at the same time most likely."

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