With less than a week until his announcement, South Pointe defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is not putting out any clear signals to those around him about his decision.
"This Clemson and USC thing is getting tighter," Bobby Carroll, Clowney's coach at South Pointe, said Monday night. "I can't get a feel from him."
Carroll previously had given an opinion that USC was the clear leader for Clowney. But Clemson has made a strong push.
Clowney himself told the New York Times on Monday that he was impressed with Clemson's signing class.
"Clemson had a good recruiting class," Clowney told the Times. "If I go, they would have an even better one. They had all the top linebackers, and I was thinking I could join them."
Carroll, who has had eight of his players sign with USC over the years, was contacted by Clemson recruiters Marion Hobby and Jeff Scott on Monday and received a text message from head coach Dabo Swinney. He also was called by three Alabama recruiters.
Carroll said he's not been contacted by USC coaches in a couple of weeks. But head coach Steve Spurrier did talk with Clowney over the weekend.
Carroll said that as of Monday night, Clowney has not told him of any visit plans he has before announcing his decision on Monday morning at 10:15 at the South Pointe High School auditorium.
ESPN's broadcast plans for the announcement have not been set, the network's public relations department said Tuesday morning.
ESPNU had considered having Clowney back at its Charlotte studio Thursday for an interview, but that plan has been scratched.
Clowney has basketball games Tuesday and Friday nights.