Like most of the Class of 2015, Rivals250 watch list Tucker (Ga.) cornerback Duke Shelley has seen a steady stream of mail since the Sept. 1 contact period.
"I've been getting ridiculous amounts of mail from Cincinnati, Oregon, Missouri and Georgia," Shelley said. "I'm not sure about the schools that are so far from home. I don't like being away from home that much."
In addition to the schools bombarded his mailbox, Shelley said Indiana and N.C. State are showing strong interest and will likely be the next schools to join Clemson on his offer list.
"I've been talking back and forth with the coaches at Indiana almost every other day," he said. "They've invited me up there and I'm trying there soon. I'm looking forward to going there for a visit and showing them that I'm interested too and seeing where it goes."
Shelley spent last weekend in Auburn, Ala. for the Tigers game against Mississippi State and came away impressed.
"I loved the game at Auburn," he said. "They invited me and another one of my teammates, we went there and it was a really good vibe, everybody there just seemed to love football"
Shelley said he paid close attention the Tigers defense and he liked what he saw.
"I like how they use their defensive backs," he said. 'They switch it up between press man and loose man. The whole game the other team were running out routes and towards the end of the game the corner finally jumped one. It showed me that they teach their DB's to wait for their chance and to be aggressive and go after the ball. I liked that."
Next on the schedule for Shelley is a visit to Georgia for the Bulldogs game against LSU on Sept. 28 followed by a trip to Tennessee on Oct. 5.
While the Bulldogs are showing a lot of interest, Shelley is hoping the visit to Knoxville will change things.
"They've been sending me a little mail but they haven't been coming as hard as others," he said. "I'll go up there for a game and see how I feel about it. I'm really interested in just learning more about schools right now."