Countdown to Signing Day: Woulard, Clark, Priester, Crowder to visit this weekend

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Offensive lineman Tyrone Crowder (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott, CUTigers.com)

Offensive lineman Tyrone Crowder (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott, CUTigers.com)

Notes from the recruiting front:

- Clemson assistant coaches Jeff Scott and Robbie Caldwell had an in-home visit with four-star quarterback Asiantii Woulard on Tuesday in Winter Park, Fla. The Tigers offered the former South Florida commitment and Elite 11 Camp MVP earlier this week, and are battling N.C. State, Kentucky, South Florida and UCLA for his services. Woulard will make an official visit to Clemson this weekend, and will visit UCLA the following weekend. He has already visited Kentucky, N.C. State and South Florida.

- On Wednesday, Jeff Scott, Chad Morris and Mike Reed visited wide receiver Kyrin Priester at his home in Snellville, Ga. He, like Woulard, will make an official visit to Clemson this weekend. Priester pledged to N.C. State earlier, but has not slammed the door on a change the Wolfpack fired Tom O'Brien. Reed, who helped recruit Priester to N.C. State, is a key player in Clemson's late run at Priester, who is a member of ESPN's national Top 300.

- Also in play for the Tigers is wide receiver Jeff Badet of Orlando, Fla., who told the Orlando Sentinel earlier this week that he favors Kentucky, Iowa State and Clemson. He visited Wake Forest last weekend.

- Tyrone Crowder, a four-star offensive lineman from Rockingham, N.C., will be making his official visit to Clemson this weekend, accompanied by his family. Crowder is choosing between Clemson and Georgia, but has not yet scheduled an official visit to Athens. Most recruiting analysts consider Clemson to be the strong front-runner. Crowder will likely not make an announcement before signing day.

- Dabo Swinney, Brent Venables and Robbie Caldwell had an in-home visit on Tuesday with defensive back target Korrin Wiggins of Durham, N.C., who made an official visit to Clemson last weekend. He's considered to be a 'soft' commitment to North Carolina. The Tigers continue to pursue Florida defensive backs Adrian Baker and Mackensie Alexander, as well.

- Also visiting this weekend is four-star wide receiver James Clark of New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He made a visit to Nebraska last weekend and plans to see Florida on Jan. 25. It's been an interesting week for Clark, who was offered by Ohio State coach Urban Meyer on Monday and at one point seemed to close to canceling his Clemson visit and traveling to Ohio State instead. He ultimately decided to stick with his original plans. “My in-home with Clemson really changed my view,” Clark told the Orlando Sentinel. “I feel not giving Clemson an opportunity would be a mistake...but Ohio State is still in the picture.” Clark visited with Chad Morris and Jeff Scott on Monday, as well as coaches from Florida and Ohio State.

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