DE Ray Drew (6-5 250) of Thomasville, GA has set a date with Clemson and will take an official visit there on January 21st. Drew has already visited LSU, Auburn, and Georgia. “If I take a fifth visit, I will have to move something around because I am pretty much set in January,” said Drew. He says he likes Clemson very much. “I’m really an SEC guy but if I go to the ACC, Clemson is the only school I would go to,” he said. “I like Coach (Dabo) Swinney and Coach (Chris) Rumph a lot. They are really good people.” He went on to say he likes the atmosphere and style of play at Clemson. Drew will play in the Army All-America game on January 8th but says he will not make his commitment that weekend. He says Clemson, Auburn, LSU, and Georgia are all even with him and the only schools he is considering at this time.
DL Brandon Clemons (6-4 255) of Milford, PA remains interested in USC but has not decided if USC will get his final official visit in January. He has visited Boston College, Connecticut and Maryland and is scheduled to visit Michigan State January 14th. He’s still considering USC and Pitt for that final visit. Clemons said it’s been about a month since he last talked with USC recruiter GA Mangus. He remains open about the schools and is not sure when he’ll make a decision. “I’ll decide when it hits me,” he said. Clemons had 40 tackles and blocked 4 kicks this season. He will play in an area all star game later this week.
LB Cedrick Cooper (6-2 204) of Lithonia, GA has taken an official visit to Arkansas. He has January official visits set with NC State on the 14th, USC on the 21st and Ole Miss on the 28th. He’s undecided about taking a fifth official visit. Clemson has been one of the other schools he’s been considering. Cooper said he talked recently with USC recruiter Lorenzo Ward, and Ward made a visit by his school before the holiday break. Cooper does not have a current favorite. “I want to go somewhere where I’m going to play,” Cooper said. “They all have basically the same of what I’m looking for.”