Tigers in the lead?

Jerome Maybank

Clemson ranks among two other schools for one of South Carolina's best linemen in the class of 2011.

OT Jerome Maybank Profile

Listed by Scout.com as an offensive tackle, Waccamaw High School (Pawley's Island) defensive/offensive tackle Jerome Maybank is being recruited to play defensive tackle by Clemson. North Carolina and South Carolina are recruiting him to play on the offensive-side of the ball.

He recently told CUTigers that he has not preference for one position over the other and that he does not have one school in favor over the other two. Alabama, Georgia Tech and Florida State have not offered, but keep in regular contact.

The schools that have offered are under the most consideration right now.

Last fall, he visited Clemson for the Florida State game and Columbia for a pair, one of which was the state championship.


"I think Clemson is a nice place. I got to see the way the coaches are, and their coaching style. That was pretty neat. I bonded with all of them pretty well," Maybank said. (Miller Safrit)
Prior to the trip to Tigertown, Maybank attended the Dabo Swinney Football Camp. He also camped at Marshall and West Virginia.

"I think Clemson is a nice place. I got to see the way the coaches are, and their coaching style. That was pretty neat. I bonded with all of them pretty well," Maybank said.

Offensive tackle/tight ends coach Danny Pearman recruits the area.

"He sends me stuff in the mail, and I usually call him every other week," Maybank said.

South Carolina: "I got a chance to meet the new offensive line coach, he seems like a good guy. It seems like he knows a lot."

North Carolina: "I really didn't have a chance to talk to their coaches for a while. They've sent me hand-written letters, keeping me updated on what they're doing, what's happening."

Maybank will look at several factors with each school he considers.

"How I get a long, how well that we connect. That's probably the main one. The other one is to see how the campus life is," he said.

Maybank said he'll have a decision ready after taking his five official visits.

He plans to attend Clemson's Junior Day, but hasn't made plans to go anywhere else. Plans for this summer are currently being made.

"My coach and I have talked about it. His son also plays football. They're going to the Florida State camp. He said I could tag along if I want," Maybank said. "I'm thinking of that one, the Clemson camp and USC."

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