Gray Collegiate QB Hunter Helms (6-2 205) has a decision to make, or it may have already been made for him. Helms, who played in December in the Touchstone Energy Bowl, has a PWO offer from Clemson and took an official visit there last weekend. He also has a scholarship offer from new USF coach Jeff Scott and is scheduled to visit there this weekend. But Scott now has two quarterback commitments and Helms might not be visiting. But that’s OK with him because he may have found what he’s looking for at Clemson on his visit.
“It was unbelievable,” Helms said. “As soon as we walked in until we left, it was first class, red-carpet treatment the whole time. Really couldn’t ask for anything else. Learned a lot, asked a lot of questions and got a lot of good answers. Had lots of great conversation with everybody and had a phenomenal time really.”
Helms was a prolific passer in high school passing for 9326 yards and 89 touchdowns. The Clemson offensive coaches know he can sling it or that wouldn’t be interested. But they also like his intangibles that they feel fit in their program.
“They just said how they like my work ethic and are ready to see that and have another leader in the QB room,” Helms said. “Just be another part of the puzzle and help in any way that I can. That’s what I’m going to do. If that’s the school that I choose to go to, I’m just going to go in there and keep my head down, work as hard as I can, be humble, be good with the guys and do anything I can to keep us winning. That’s pretty much where we’re at.”
That quarterback room is, of course, loaded with talent with two 5-stars and one 4-star. But you can never have enough quality arms and Helms definitely sees a spot for himself with those former All-Americans.
“Their room is a little slim with Chase (Brice) leaving, and that just creates more opportunity,” Helms said. “That’s kind of the main thing, just going in their regardless of who is in there and put my head down and go to work as hard as I can.”
Helms said he’s not ready to disclose his final plans. He will do that on Signing Day February 5th at a ceremony at his school.
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