OL Josue Matias (6-5 300) of Union City, NJ was favoring USC, Rutgers, and Florida but has now added Miami to the list. “They called me and told me that Coach (Al) Golden was interested in me and I was pretty excited,” said Matias. He has already taken official visits to Florida, North Carolina, and Wisconsin and has scheduled his visit to USC on January 14th. He says he is unsure if he will take a fifth visit, but if he does, it will be between Miami and Rutgers. Matias has received an in-home visit from Steve Spurrier and G.A. Mangus and says it went well. “They just told me how much they could use me there,” he said. Matias does not have a time frame for his decision saying only, “when it feels right, I’ll commit.” He does not have a favorite.
DE Jeoffrey Pagan (6-4 250) of Asheville, NC will take his official visit to Clemson on January 14th, according to his coach Danny Wilkins. Wilkins says Pagan will visit LSU the following week and Alabama the week after that. As for the Tigers chances of landing Pagan he said, “I don’t really know where he is leaning to be honest with you.” He says he believes that Clemson has a good chance with Pagan by saying, “I think so… I hope so.” Pagan is recovering from knee surgery and, according to Wilkins, his rehabilitation is going well. Wilkins is unsure if Pagan has any favorites.
TE Eric MacLain (6-5 245) of Fayetteville, NC is in Myrtle Beach this week for the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. MacLain is a Clemson commitment and says he is a Tiger all the way. “I’ve heard from some other coaches but nothing serious,” said MacLain. “I’m just taking one official visit and that is to Clemson.” He will take that visit January 14th. “That’s when all the commits are visiting,” he added. MacLain was at the Shrine Bowl representing North Carolina and says it was a good experience even though he was displeased with the outcome. “That was a little embarrassing,” he said. “Sorry you had to watch that.” MacLain did say that he and a couple of other Tiger commitments spent some time recruiting other players to Clemson and said Jeoffrey Pagan and Stephone Anthony were his biggest priorities. He says he is 100 percent committed to the Tigers.