"Clemson is almost set for the guys they want, but I've talked to some defensive tackles," said Guillermo, who is ranked as the nation's best center.
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Not being overbearing is key.
"I don't really want to bug him; it's in season," Guillermo said. "That would kind of annoy me a little bit."
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Yet it's obvious to Guillermo that Goldman, who is the nation's best defensive tackle prospect, is a high-priority target for the Tigers.
"Oh yes," Guillermo said. "They want him bad but who doesn't want him bad? He's a good player. That's the main reason why I've tried to talk to him. I've seen his game film and he's a great player. That's the kind of guy I want to play with at Clemson."
Guillermo, who is originally from North Carolina, has also reached out to defensive tackle Carlos Watkins Carlos Watkins
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"We might be able to get him," Guillermo said. "He's very interested in Clemson from what I've seen."
The speculation swirling around Carlos Watkins is centered around him choosing Florida, especially after the Gators pulled back on defensive tackle Jordan Watkins from College Park (Ga.) Woodward last week.
"He's mentioned Florida but I don't know," Guillermo said of Carlos Watkins. "Maybe he just doesn't want to put everything out there? I've gotten a sense he's really interested in Clemson from what he's told me."