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Height: 6-5   Weight: 240   Hometown: Birmingham, AL (West End HS)   Class: 2006

One of the hardest things for a prospect in recruiting is when it comes time to cut out certain schools. Players build relationships with their recruiters, and it has hard for them to tell a coach no. Deantwan Whitehead has run into that very problem.

He has scheduled three official visits for January 13th. Whitehead has to decide between Clemson, Alabama, and Auburn for that weekend. With Whitehead being a Birmingham native, it would seem Clemson would be out of luck.

"I am leaning towards making an official visit with Clemson on January 13th. I set that one up first with Coach (Dabo) Swinney. Now, I have to decide between Alabama and Auburn, unless I change my Tennessee visit (1/20). They are all good schools, and it is a tough decision to make."

Whitehead was once committed to Clemson, but he quickly opened his recruiting back up. The Tigers knew they had a hidden gem in Whitehead, as his stock has increased more than any other prospect in the country this year.

"When I committed to Clemson, I only had a couple of offers. After I committed, everything started picking up really fast. I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision, so I decided to look at everybody. When I changed my commitment, it was nothing negative about Clemson."

What does Whitehead like about the Tigers?

"I would have a chance to come in and play right away and that matters to me. Charles Bennett is graduating, so there would be a spot for me when I get there."

Did Whitehead watch the Tigers in the bowl game?

"Yeah, I watched some of it. The defense looked really good. Colorado could not move the ball on them."

The coaches can start back with in-home visits on January 2nd, and rest assure Coach Swinney and Coach Hobby will make their first stop in Birmingham.

"Coach Swinney will be coming on Tuesday or Wednesday. I think Coach Hobby will be coming with him this time. Coach Swinney told me he wanted to get Coach Bowden to come the next time he came, but I am not sure about that."

Whitehead will mostly likely be the prospect we cover the most in January. He is a clear cut number one on Clemson's board.

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