Linebacker Tre Lamar of Roswell, Ga., has been a solid Clemson commitment since picking the Tigers in mid-July over Auburn, Alabama, Florida and Florida State. But Auburn has not stopped recruiting him, and while Lamar said he's still 100 percent committed to Clemson, he is listening to what those Tigers from the plains have to say.
"My commitment to Clemson is pretty solid, and I haven't wavered any lately, but Auburn has been coming after me pretty hard as of late. So I've just been listening to what Coach Muschamp has to say to me," Lamar said. "They're just saying they have a lot of outgoing linebackers and they need some people to come in and fill those spots and I would be a good fit for one of those spots. I definitely think their depth chart is a good situation for me if I was to come in. I think what he's telling me is pretty true."
Lamar also has studied Clemson's linebacker depth chart for 2016 and beyond and believes it's comparable to what Auburn has to show him.
"Maybe Auburn might be a little bit better but to my eyes it's pretty even," Lamar said.
Auburn is the only other school recruiting him hard at this point besides Clemson, though a recruiter from Florida is scheduled to come to his school Monday. He's only been to Clemson for games this season, and was there for Wofford, Notre Dame and Georgia Tech. He plans to return for Florida State. He said he currently has no plans to go to Auburn for a game and said right now he doesn't think he'll take an official visit there.
Lamar is on track to graduate early, and has signed his financial aid papers with Clemson. Clemson recruiter Brent Venables is doing his best to keep him in line with the Upstate Tigers.
"He's telling me it's a good spot for me to come in because the people and the atmosphere there will fit me right, and their depth chart and their situation at linebacker will be beneficial to me too," Lamar said. "The defense has been playing great even though they lost so many starters from last year. I've heard they are ranked top ten for a lot of different categories. And the atmosphere there when I went to the Notre Dame game was crazy despite the weather. Georgia Tech it rained too, but the atmosphere was still crazy. Even when I went to the Wofford game, which was a small game, the atmosphere was still exciting and the stands filled."