Legacy LB Visiting Clemson

Legacy LB Visiting Clemson

Most Clemson fans remember former Tiger Rodney Blunt running over defenders in Death Valley back in the early 90's.

LB Roderic Blunt Profile

Well, Clemson will get an official visit from his son, who is one of the top linebackers in Florida, this weekend.

Everglades (Fla.) linebacker Roderic Blunt, who had over 130 tackles and four sacks as a senior, will make an official visit to Clemson this weekend.

"I am going to Clemson this weekend. I will be coming with my mom and dad," said Blunt.

What does he hope to see during his trip?

"I would like to see where the players live. I want to checkout the academics," he said. "I want to meet some of the guys from Florida and just hang around the guys. I want to see what is around Clemson. I want to run down the hill and touch the rock."

Clemson assistant coach David Blackwell has built a strong relationship with the Florida standout.

"He is real cool guy. As a matter of fact he called about 15 minutes ago. He was talking about the flight for me to take this weekend. He came by my school in December. He is a funny guy. We cracked some little jokes."

Blunt was also able to see the Tigers while they were in Jacksonville for the Gator Bowl.

"Yeah we went to the Gator Bowl. I went to their practice one day. They couldn't talk to me, but I watched them practice," he said. "Then we went and watched the game. It was the first game I saw Clemson play this year."

Although the star linebacker did not visit Death Valley this year, he has been visited a number of times previously.

"I went to see them play in Death Valley a few years ago," said Blunt.

Which teams are recruiting the top linebacker the hardest right now?

"Clemson, Florida State and Middle Tennessee State are," replied Blunt.

The prize recruit has no problem following in his father's footsteps.

"It would be pretty cool," he said. "Most of the guys know him already. They will see my name and they will be surprised. It would be pretty cool to go there where everyone knows him."

So what would happen if Clemson moves in with a scholarship offer? Would he commit on the spot?

"I would probably wait it out a little. I just want to see what other schools are like," he said. "Right now Clemson is No. 1 and Middle Tennessee is No. 2."

Blunt is currently ranked as the No. 43 overall middle linebacker prospect in the country according to Scout.com.

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