Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast High tight end Paul Muse committed to Clemson last summer. Now he’s trying to get some fellow Jacksonville players to join the Tigers with him.
“I’m still trying to recruit some other players to Clemson,” Muse said. “I’m working on Ryan Stamper, Jerrod Sinclair and Bryan Evans. I go to school with Ryan, and I think he’s leaning right now, and I’ve been talking to Jerrod and Bryan.”
While Muse still gets calls from other schools, his work with other prospects underscores how solidly his pledge is to Clemson.
“Southern Miss was talking to me about taking a visit, but I told the coaches there I was firm,” he said. “After I told everybody I was solid, they backed off.”
With only one visit on his future docket, he said there’s no doubt where he’ll be making his official.
“I plan on visiting Clemson for the November 20 game against South Carolina and then taking my official visit there in January. I have a cousin by marriage, Rod Gardner in the NFL, and I don’t talk to him very much, but it’s fun when I do. It’ll be fun to go be at Clemson.”
Muse began the season as a two-way starter, taking snaps at tight end and defensive end, but has been focusing on offense of late. As much as he enjoys the season, he says he’s ready to get into the heart of his off-season workouts.
“I’ve been playing mostly offense, because the defense has been solid, but I still get in on defense every now and then. I’ve had a couple big catches for touchdowns at tight end, and I tied a game on a two-point conversion two weeks ago. We just want to end the season on a positive note here, and we have a bowl game a week from Thursday where we can do that.
“I’m looking forward to getting into off-season workouts now. It’ll help me be able to play my game at the next level. I want to keep being dominant on the line but able and agile enough to make big catches down the field.”