Recruit: Joker a "cool dude"

Evangel Christian School's Chris Clinton had an in-home visit with Kentucky coach Joker Phillips last week. He talked about his impressions of Kentucky and this past weekend's official visit to Maryland.

"I just got back from Maryland," Clinton said of his scheduled official visit. "I've already been up there three times in two years. The thing I like about Maryland is that they are very candid and personal with me. They are never different towards me."

"Yeah (Joker) was here last week," Clinton said. "Man, he is just really a nice man. He's so genuine; I see eye to eye with him. I can't say it enough. He's just a great guy and a cool dude."

Has that recently sparked an interest in the Kentucky program?

"I'm definitely interested in Kentucky," Clinton explained. "My mom is discussing the visit and trying to set something up. We're trying to find the best date for both us."

As for his other official visits; "I've got South Carolina on the 7th and Georgia on the 28th."

Clinton is a big linebacker that is being recruited to play multiple positions on the college level. It's his versatility that has caught the eye of coaching staffs across the country - including one more recent eye.

"South Carolina now has come into the picture because of Steve Spurrier. He did great at Florida and he is a winner. You can just sense he is gonna spark the program as soon as he gets there."

But in the end, what could ultimately take Clinton from Florida is his childhood favorite; the Georgia Bulldogs.

"I grew up watching Georgia football and I always wanted to be a Bulldog since I was real little. I used to dream of playing for Georgia, but the thing was, they weren't really interested at first, I had talked to so many other teams and just had moved away from them. Then they offered a scholarship and since I had already opened myself up to other schools."

And that, Clinton says, is why the Maryland Terps currently lead for his services instead of the Bulldogs.

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