Georgia linebacker hopes Clemson offer works out

May 16, 2014 

LB Tyler Cooksey (6-3 220) of Norcross, GA has several offers but is waiting on one in particular to come soon. Cooksey, whose mother graduated from Clemson, grew up a fan of the program and is hopeful an offer will be extended.

"I always wanted to play baseball there but switched it up about two years ago," he said. "They don't have any spots at linebacker available right now so they haven't offered, but they said to be patient and see if they can work things out." The Tigers will not have much time to do so as Cooksey plans to commit in July. He has 16 offers and will narrow that list soon.

"I want to come out with a top three or a top five in the next month and then commit sometime in July," he said. "If Clemson offers me, they'll definitely be in my top three." Cooksey has visited twice, including the spring game, and was grateful for the experience.

"They were really nice to me and treated me so well," he said.

His offers include Tennessee, Texas A&M, Mississippi State, North Carolina, NC State, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Wake Forest, Central Florida, Alabama-Birmingham and Iowa. He did not name a favorite.

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