Recruiting Notebook

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Just a reminder, Ryan Houston will make his decision known at noon today. We still feel he is likely to go with North Carolina, but if it is not UNC, we are confident it will be Clemson.

Willy Korn announced last week that he would be enrolling in January. We have waited to put anything up, because we are working to get Korn on the radio, and we will hope to have the audio, but we will at least have the transcript from that interview posted. Mickey will talk to Korn about early enrollment, the commitment of Stanley Hunter, Xavier Dye, and much more. We will post the time and date of that interview, when it is finalized.

NC State commitment Chris Culliver will arrive at Clemson sometime before lunch today. Defensive line coach Chris Rumph has made a lot of progress with culliver, and Clemson could become an even bigger factor with Culliver after today. Culliver could formally open up his process in the next week or two.

Mason Cloy has wrapped his unofficial visits, and his final three are Clemson, Virginia Tech, and Georgia Tech. Clemson is the leader, and we anticipate Clemson will stay out in front with Cloy, eventually securing a verbal commitment.

Marcus Gilchrist is getting closer to a decision. He is the number one defensive back prospect on the board. Gilchrist would be a huge pick up for the Tigers. Gilchrist is an impact player in the return game and at cornerback. Clemson may have a slight edge, but the staff cannot rest easy with Gilchrist.

Currently, we feel Georgia is the team to beat for Bruce Figgins. It will be Clemson or Georgia. The Bulldogs have been running out front for Figgins most of the process, but Figgins was very impressed on his unofficial visit to Clemson. Rob Spence has yet to unveil his full package for the tight end, but without question, tight end prospects are liking what they are being told behind closed doors.

As we approach dead time, inevitably, the question arises about which prospects are firm, and which prospects could waiver in their commitment. At this time, we do not believe any of the current commitments will visit any school other than Clemson. All of that could change, but currently it appers all nine commitments are firm.

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