Jerrell Priester made the trip up to Clemson on this past Saturday for Junior Day. And after checking out things up close in Tiger Town, the Allendale-Fairfax star was completely blown away from what he saw. "I had a great time at Clemson on Saturday," Priester said. "I really liked the campus and the coaches. The facilities were top-notched. The stadium was really nice. The adrenaline started flowing the minute I stepped into the stadium (laughing). I've never seen anything like it. On a scale from 1-10, I'd give it a perfect 10."
Priester was thoroughly impressed with the Tiger's facilities without question. However, there was one other thing that simply won the 2010 speedster over. "I really liked how much they stressed education," the gifted athlete said. "You can tell that education is very important to them. As a matter of fact, my parents were very impressed with them also."
Last fall, Jerrell made a huge statement on the field from his running back position. In '08, the 5-10, 170 pound athlete chalked up 1,194 yards and 12 touchdowns on just 99 carries. But however, Clemson along with several other programs, have been discussing the possibilities of turning Priester into a defensive back whenever he reaches the next level.
"At first a lot of schools were looking at me as a running back," Priester informed SCPrepNation.com. "But I think they want to re-evaluate me as a defensive back because of my size. Most schools primarily have film on me as a running back, so it's going to be kind of hard for them to evaluate me as a defensive back. It's going to take them a little bit of time."
With that in mind, a number of programs have extended Priester an invitation to partake in their summer camps. And Clemson was one of those schools. "They want me to come up for one of their camps this summer and work out with the defensive backs," Priester said. "That way, they'll be able to get a good evaluation of me as a DB. I'm definitely planning to camp with them this summer. I'm not sure which session though."
Priester doesn't have any offers on the table just yet. But that simply doesn't mean that he's been lacking any attention either… "A lot of schools are interested in me," Priester said. "Wake Forest, South Carolina, Maryland, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee are just a few of them. Penn State also called about me the other day. I'm just patiently waiting to see what's going to happen."
Stay tuned for much more on this highly-talented athlete from out of Allendale-Fairfax High School.
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