OL Luke Elder of LaGrange, GA holds offers from about 15 schools including USC and Clemson. Some of his other offers are Ole Miss, Cal, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Tennessee, Louisville, Georgia Tech, Missouri, Florida State and Vanderbilt. He doesn't yet have favorites but he plans to formulate a top 10 or in the near future, and he feels like the Gamecocks and Tigers will be on it.
Elder attended USC's junior day in January and on his way back home he stopped by Clemson. And he will be back at Clemson this Saturday.
"I really liked it at South Carolina," Elder said. "It's a good program. I sat down with Coach Elliott and I talked a little bit with the Old Ball Coach. We just went around and saw the whole campus. Clemson was more of a one on one type deal. They were making sure I was interested in them and figuring out what type person I was. We just got to know each other. That was great, and then we went for a tour."
Elder also has visited North Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Auburn and Alabama. He does not have a timetable on a decision.
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As for his major, Elder said he's considering engineering, business or pre-med.