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Does the baseball team have any shot left to host a regional?

On Monday, I believed the answer was no, but after talking to some sources yesterday they actually may have a shot. Will Kimmey said on Tuesday that the top 3 ACC teams would host. I was told Clemson needs to win 8 of their last 10. If they are able to do that, they stand a really good shot to host a regional as #2 seed. This has happened before where in 1998 Southern Cal was the #1 seed, but the regional was held at Clemson. Clemson's RPI and great facilities make them an attractive choice, plus Tiger baseball fans are some of the best in the country.

Have you heard anything new on TJ Williams?

He needs to do well in summer school to qualify. He still has a shot, but I was told last night that the worst case scenario for Williams is he goes to prep school, and enrolls at Clemson in December. Williams is not a player that Clemson would have to send to JUCO. Williams could make an impact this fall and has a great upside, but at this moment I am not sure if there is a lot of separation between him and Tyler Grisham.

How are things looking in recruiting right now?

The staff has gotten off to a great start with the in-state kids. There is really only about 8-10 kids in South Carolina that Clemson will give a serious look to. Ricky Sapp, Byron Maxwell, and Julius Wilkerson are three that appears Clemson is the team to beat. Now that they have offered Ben Alexander, I expect them to become a major player with him. Clemson is the offer I feel he was waiting on, much like Crezdon Butler out of North Carolina. The staff is also looking really good in Georgia. JoJo Cox, D'Vontrey Richardson, and Lavelle Parker all have the Tigers near the top of their list. There is a few days left in the May evaluation period, but it appears the Tigers have a shot to jump out to a fast start once again.

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