Greenville (S.C.) Christ Church offensive tackle J.K. Jay is widely considered one of the top prospects in the state of South Carolina in the 2009 class.
The 6-foot-6, 294-pound potential four-star prospect was on hand Monday afternoon to watch practices at the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
Jay, who committed to Clemson early back in April of 2007, missed his entire junior season with a broken ankle. He said he's now back on track and feels like he's almost 100 percent.
"I'm back to running and planting," Jay said. "And I feel I'm 90 percent back."
And after he's back as a senior, he plans to enroll early at Clemson where he can get a head start on making an impact for the Tigers.
"I will be graduating after Thanksgiving next year," he said. "I hope to get up to Clemson and help them as soon as I can."
Jay said other schools have tried to stay in contact with him through the mail, despite his early pledge.
"Oklahoma, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia are still sending me a ton of mail daily," he said. "But I'm still very solid with Clemson."
When asked what player he follows the most in the NFL, Jay was quite to respond with a name that many players today come up with
"Ray Lewis," Jay said. "I just like his tenacity."