Peters, Robinson talk Tigers

Peters, Robinson talk Tigers

Clemson commitments Darius Robinson and Garry Peters talk about their recent trips to check out the Tigers in action. Robinson was on hand for Thursday night's game at Georgia Tech while Peters visited Tigertown for the 2009 season opener against Middle Tennessee.

Clemson cornerbacks Crezdon Butler and Chris Chancellor are two games into their senior year and two games closer to leaving behind a pair of starting corner spots for 2010.

Early in the season, several corners on the Tiger's current roster have shown promise that there could be little to know drop off with their departure. Marcus Gilchrist, Coty Sensabaugh, Byron Maxwell and Xavier Brewer make up the nucleus a young but experienced group of corners.

But the Clemson coaching staff put a priority on adding several prospects to the position on Signing Day in 2010.

Good friends and Clemson commits Darius Robinson (Atlanta's Westlake HS) and Garry Peters (Conyers GA, Heritage HS) look forward to their playing days with hopes of manning the perimeter with the same skill and confidence that Butler and Chancellor exude each week.

Throw in Martin Jenkins and there's already a tight-knit trio of corners chomping at the bit to sign their letters of intent for Clemson.

"Me, Garry and Martin—we're all close," Robinson recently told CUTigers.com.

"We've all got a good bond," he said. "We just plan on coming in and trying to make an impact as soon as possible."

Clemson could see Robinson and Peters on campus soon.

"I might go with Darius next week to the Boston College game," Peters said. "I'll have to call him and see what's up."

Robinson, who has planned to go for sure, said he's excited about being in person to see the most exciting 25 seconds in college football. After viewing the Tigers in person on the road at Georgia Tech last week, he's ready to see the orange in Death Valley and witness the environment first-hand.

"I want to see how everybody supports the football team," he said. "I hear great things about how everybody supports Clemson."

Let down at the beginning of Thursday's game at Georgia Tech, Robinson was proud to see his future coaches and teammates come back as he sat in Bobby Dodd Stadium.

"As soon as they started to pick it up and step on Georgia Tech's throat, I was like, ‘OK, these boys are ballin'.' I was really excited that game—just to see them come back," he said.

Peters never doubted there would be a comeback from the 24-0 score.

"I always knew we would comeback. We've got a great team…when we were down 24-0 I thought it was nothing," he said.

The trip Peters made to Clemson for last week's game against Middle Tennessee was a great reminder of why he committed to the Tigers.

"It just solidified that is the place I want to be," he said. "I was trying to recruit players that were there and everything."

His focus was on two undecided 2010 prospects: Justin Parker and Max Garcia.

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