Defensive lineman Rashan Gary of Paramus N.J., in consultation with his family, decided Tuesday night to take his final official visit to Clemson this weekend, his mother said.
Gary had been deciding between Clemson and Alabama for the final visit. His earlier official visits were to Michigan, Auburn, Ole Miss and Southern Cal, and he made an unofficial visit to Michigan last weekend.
Gary will be in Atlanta on Thursday to receive the Bobby Dodd High School Football Player of the Year Award, just the latest in a series of honors for a player some view as the nation’s top prospect for the 2016 class.
Gary also visited Clemson over the Easter holiday, but that was when several of the Tigers’ coaches were away. His uncle is an assistant basketball coach at Anderson College, and he and his family have made several trips to the Upstate over the years.
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Clemson assistant coaches Brent Venables, Marion Hobby and Dan Brooks were in to see Gary last week. He doesn’t plan to make his decision until National Signing Day.