Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables did not take much time to enjoy his group’s performance last Thursday night in the win at Georgia Tech. He hopped a plane and Saturday was in New Jersey to check on two of his major targets at Paramus Catholic, injured LB Drew Singleton and DE Corey Bolds.
Singleton suffered a torn ACL in a game earlier this month and has had surgery so he’s out for the rest of the season. That injury hasn’t diminished the recruiting interest in him one bit and Clemson and Michigan remain among the top schools recruiting him.
“Coach Venables being here was a good sign,” said Paramus Catholic coach Dan Sabella. “I guess it’s mutual interest.”
Bolds also spoke with Venables Monday and said the two talk about three to four times a week.
“Our relationship is strong,” said Bolds. “We’ve had a good relationship since he’s been recruiting me my sophomore year, so yeah, it’s strong.”
Bolds said he also consistently hears from Rutgers, Pitt, Penn State and Georgia. He also has had Cal, Michigan, Maryland and Alabama in his lead group. He has not decided on his official visits but said Cal probably will get one of them.
Bolds originally had planned to announce a decision on his birthday which was this past Wednesday but now he plans to wait until after the season.