Christian Enjoys Visit

Lake View (SC) linebacker Quandon Christian has flown a bit under the radar after making an early commitment to Clemson last spring.

Lake View (SC) linebacker Quandon Christian has flown a bit under the radar after making an early commitment to Clemson last spring.

"I've always liked Clemson," said Christian. "Plus a former player from here at Lake View, Anthony Waters, went there. I committed to Clemson because it felt like I was playing at Lake View. I really liked the campus when I went there and I've been there a few times so I committed."

Clemson had been the only team to offer Christian a scholarship, but NC State extended an offer during his senior season.

"Those are my only two offers," said Christian.

After a stellar senior year, he earned an invitation to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. Starting at linebacker, Christian tallied seven tackles and two sacks. Although he didn't earn MVP honors, he helped lead the East team to a 29-3 victory.

"I had a lot of fun in that game," said Christian. "I had seven tackles and two sacks, but I didn't get any awards because Kwame Geathers was MVP. I still thought I played well though."

A few weeks later he took his official visit to Clemson.

"I liked my Clemson visit a lot," said Christian. "I really like the campus, the coaches and the people around there. They are recruiting me to play 'SAM' linebacker, and I think I can go in there and play.

"I talked to coach Sweeney and he just told me to stay on my schoolwork and make sure I stay committed."

This past weekend he was in Raleigh, North Carolina visiting the NC State Wolfpack.

"My NC State visit went good too," said Christian. "I liked the coaches, the players, the stadium, and the facilities. Terrell Manning was my player host. He was a pretty cool guy... he's real laid back and showed me what's to do there.

"My mom went up with me on the visit and she said she liked it a lot too."

Christian also had a chance to speak with NC State head coach Tom O'Brien before returning home.

"Coach O'Brien told me they really want me to come and be a part of their football team," said Christian. "He said they really need help at the linebacker position... they want me to play 'SAM' linebacker too."

O'Brien will be in Lake View tonight visiting Christian at his home. On Friday, he is expected to host new Clemson defensive coordinator Kevin Steele for an in-home visit. Does Christian still consider himself committed to Clemson?

"I'm still committed," he stated. "I'm solid right now."

The 6-foot-3, 230-pounder is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 19 strongside linebacker in the country by

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