Clemson appears to be a bigger factor with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney of South Pointe than it has been coming off his official visit with the Tigers last weekend.
"He told me that that made it tough going up there," Clowney's coach Bobby Carroll said.
It's been primarily South Carolina and Alabama on Clowney's mind, but Carroll said it's now USC, Clemson and Alabama.
"He's still thinking, contemplating. He's not locked in (on a school). But in my opinion, I still think he'll be a Gamecock."
North Carolina is also an outside factor with Clowney, and Carroll said Florida State is once again trying to become a player. Clowney had planned to visit Florida State a couple of weekends back but he canceled that visit. He does not have a visit planned for this weekend.
Clowney won't announce until Feb. 14, his birthday.
He arrived at Clemson early Saturday morning, went through the normal official visit activities and attended the basketball game against Florida State.
It was his first real opportunity to look inside the Clemson program and apparently he liked what he saw.
"He was impressed with Clemson," said a source with knowledge of Clowney's post-visit comments. "He was sold on the fact they've had a lot of great defensive ends up there. He liked it."