Clemson going after Georgia safety

March 21, 2014 

DB Rashad Roundtree (6-1 195) of Evans, GA is one of the top safety prospects in the country and "can go anywhere he wants to," according to his coach Jarrett Troxler. "But I believe he wants to play in the SEC. He's a smart kid, a down to earth kid. He wants to take some visits and kid of get his bearings. He'll be a guy who will wait until after his senior season."

One of those visits will be Saturday. Roundtree will be at Georgia for a spring practice. He has been to Auburn with his coach. "He really likes coach Harbison, coach Johnson and coach Malzahn," Troxler said. He's also been to Duke which was his first offer.

Roundtree was going to visit USC for one of their first spring practices but the weather issue nixed that. He plans to visit this spring but the date hasn't been set. He's also going to visit Clemson at some point. His coach will be at Dabo Swinney's coaches clinic next week. Roundtree is in regular contact with USC and Clemson recruiters.

"He likes USC a lot," Troxler said. "He's talked to coach Spurrier a good bit on the phone. And he likes Clemson a lot. He's talked to coach Venables and coach Morris and they've been actively recruiting him."

Troxler said he expects Roundtree to narrow his list to five by the start of his season and take all five of his official visits before he makes his decision, Right now Roundtree doesn't have favorites.

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