Tigers at the top

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Clemson hosted 2011 point guard Daniel Sapp on official visit this weekend, and he ranks the Tigers at the top of his list of favorites.

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CUTigers caught up with the Northeast High School (Saint Petersburg, Fla.) 2011 point guard a day after he wrapped up his official visit to Tigertown.

"I thought the visit was real good. I liked almost everything about it," Sapp said.

Along with his parents, he flew into Atlanta on Thursday before headig up I-85 to Clemson. Donte Hill picked Sapp up from the hotel after the family got settled in.

"I got to meet the rest of the players. We just relaxed for the rest of the night, just chilling, talking. I was asking them some questions about Clemson, and we were playing video games—things like that," Sapp said.

Friday was filled with tours and meetings around campus. Sapp met the staff at Vickery Hall and sat down to hear about the Clemson Sports Management program. He then sat down with head coach Brad Brownell.

"He was just talking how I can come and make an impact," Sapp said.

After lunch he saw the basketball facilities and met several of the program's support staff. Once tours around Littlejohn Coliseum concluded, Sapp had a little downtime at the hotel before heading to dinner. He was then back over to campus to watch the Tigers' practice and see Rock ‘the John.

"It was pretty exciting. A lot of kids come just to see the introductions for basketball. Seeing a lot of kids at that makes me wonder how many kids come to the real game," Sapp said.

Friday night was another low key evening. He was up early Saturday morning and on hand at Memorial Stadium to see the football team's Tiger Walk.

Before the game, Sapp was on the field with fellow official visitor Nick Jacobs and the Clemson coaching staff.

Sapp spent about a quarter at the game before walking back to Brownell's office for goodbyes and one final meeting.

"Coach Brownell talked to me about becoming a Tiger and how the coaching staff is really excited to coach me, and how I'd be a great fit at Clemson," Sapp said.

The trip made the right kind of impression.

"The whole environment, the whole atmosphere, just Clemson University, how the people are just about Clemson," he said.

Sapp has also been offered by Murray State, Nebraska, UCF, Western Kentucky, Georgia Southern and Florida Atlantic.

Clemson offered about a month ago when Rick Ray was down for a visit.

Next week's trip to Murray State will be Sapp's finial official visit.

It's going to come down to the Racers and Tigers.

"Those are the two schools I'm really interested in right now," he said.

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