Five-star defensive tackle Tim Settle of Manassas, Virginia is apparently in no hurry to make his college decision - to the point that he's 'starting over' in his recruiting evaluation.
In this case, his restart will begin with Alabama, Clemson and Tennessee at the top of his list, with Penn State pushing hard to make a move.
Recruiting analyst Phil Kornblut reported Wednesday that Settle told reporters at The Opening that he plans to start his recruiting over on September 1st, and that Clemson, Penn State and Tennessee have been reaching out to him the most.
"Everybody is trying to recruit me a little bit and telling me to go there," Settle told PennLive.com, referring to other players at The Opening giving him their best recruiting pitches. "They're doing what they're supposed to do. Nothing is really going to change for me."
Settle said he likely won't decide on a school until shortly before Signing Day in February, after making more visits in the fall and winter.
247Sports' 'Crystal Ball' ranks Clemson and Alabama as the favorites to land Settle, both at 24 percent, with Tennessee and Virginia at 16 percent.
Other recruiting notes from Kornblut in The State:
- DE Darian Roseboro of Lincolnton, North Carolina spoke on the phone Wednesday with Alabama coach Nick Saban. Clemson is also one of his six finalists.
- RB Ray Ray McCloud of Tampa will announce his decision on July 28th. Clemson is one of the main contenders along with Florida, Florida State, Miami, UCLA and Maryland.
- Junior OL Sean Pollard of Southern Pines, North Carolina has picked up an offer from Clemson. He camped at Clemson last month.