Lake View, South Carolina linebacker Quandon Christian reaffirmed his commitment to Clemson after the Tigers promoted Dabo Swinney to head coach in the aftermath of Tommy Bowden's departure.
In spite of his status as a solid verbal Christian plans on taking a visit to NC State before he signs his letter of intent.
"Coach (Jim) Bridge has come to the school and I talked to him a little bit. We set up an official visit for the weekend after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
"I have a good relationship with coach Bridge. I've been talking to him since this summer and he just wants me to go check it out. It will be my first visit up there. I'm going to be checking out their fan base and their trophy case, and I want to know how many people go to their games."
At 6-3 and 205 pounds, Christian runs the 40 in 4.55 seconds and is a three-star linebacker prospect, though the Pack's coaching staff has told him he also has the potential to play safety in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
However, it was at linebacker where Christian made a splash recently in the Offense-Defense all-american bowl held in Conway, SC. He made several big plays during the game and finished up with six tackles and two sacks.
Though he will be checking out NC State, Christian said it will be difficult for the Pack to sway him.
"I'm going to say I'm still solid. It would take something real big for me to change my mind. Coach Swinney was the coach that recruited me so I have a real good relationship with him. On January 9, I'm going up to Clemson."
As a senior for Lake View, Christian had 111 carries for 1,420 yards and 24 touchdowns on offense. Defensively he made 92 tackles with eight sacks and two picks en route to all-state honors.