A new program has put itself in a strong position for Jacksonville (Fla.) Andrew Jackson jumbo athlete D'Angelo McCray.
"Florida and Florida State are still up there, but Clemson has been making a strong push," McCray said. "I am going up there on April 5."
It is not a shock that the Tigers are making a move on another potential top 100 prospect from the state of Florida. Clemson was able to pull the Sunshine State's top prospect, running back C.J. Spiller and Rivals100 defensive back DeAndre McDaniel from Florida in the class of 2005.
According to McCray, the Tigers plan on using him both on offense and defense.
"They've been talking to me about playing tight end," he said. "And in short yardage situations on defense."
Previously, McCray had not been interested in schools like Clemson that were far from home.
"I was concerned about the distance," he said. "But I talked to my mom and she said it didn't matter."
McCray, a pre-evaluation Rivals100 selection, plans to visit Clemson unofficially on April 5 as part of a four-school tour he and some of his teammates will be taking. The group will see South Carolina on April 6 and Georgia and Georgia Tech in subsequent days.
Before that, McCray will make an unofficial visit to Florida State on March 25. He has previously been to Florida for a Junior Day event in Gainesville.
McCray's top two still consists of the Seminoles and Gators with Clemson coming on strong. Miami, which offered him a scholarship as a sophomore has slipped because of the coaching changes that took place after last season.
"Miami I don't know about because my coaches are at Ole Miss now," he said.
McCray also is participating in track this spring. He runs the 4x100 relay and throws the shot put.