Three-star Goose Creek (S.C.) Stratford all-purpose back Rodney Kinlaw made an official visit to Clemson this weekend, and the in-state school was hoping to secure a commitment.
The 5-foot-10, 177-pound Kinlaw, however, will take two more visits before deciding on a college.
That’s not to say he didn’t enjoy his trip this weekend.
“It was a pretty good visit,” Kinlaw said, adding that Clemson’s proximity to his home likely won’t be a factor in his decision. “I learned a lot about their academics, about communications and marketing and the differences between them. It was very interesting.
“Clemson’s still up there with me.”
So are Penn State and Virginia Tech, though. The Nittany Lions will get a visit next weekend (Jan. 17), while a trip to Blacksburg, Va., is scheduled for the weekend after (Jan. 24).
“I’m pretty much down to those three,” Kinlaw said. “I want to decide by late January or early February.”
He said it’s possible he’d take an additional visit or two, but doubts he will, adding that he didn’t know what other schools he’d consider taking a look at.
Kinlaw’s decision may come down to academics.
“All three of my favorites are good schools,” Kinlaw said. “The academics are good at all three, and that’s the most important thing.”
Kinlaw is rated by Rivals.com as the No. 11 all-purpose back nationally, and as the sixth-best prospect in South Carolina.