We'll be at Chase High for this Friday's Senior Night, as we have been for every game of Carlos' and the Chase Trojan's season so far. Also saw him on the pre-game sidelines at the Auburn game in Death Valley with his father and teammates. He's experienced some of the best atmosphere and most exciting action to date by our current nationally ranked Tigers. Carlos is a thoughtful and smart young man.
I believe that head coach Bailey and assistant coach, Chuck McSwain have also helped Carlos see where he has a great opportunity to play consistently in front of family and friends, and be successful. Based on family conversations and knowing those coaches, I can't believe Carlos will commit to anyone other than the Tigers. Everyone close to him seems to be hoping and encouraging him that way.
There's no way to really get inside the mind of a 17-year-old with all of the talent and opportunity ahead of this one, but there will be a bunch of surprised and disappointed Tiger fans in the Chase High stadium Friday night if we don't get confirmation that Carlos will be in Clemson orange next season. We will be there in Death Valley when Carlos becomes part of the exciting new youth movement for Dabo's Tigers. Counting on it, Carlos. Make your hometown Trojan and Tiger fans proud. Become part of the dream, already in progress, and be a Tiger!