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Clemson keeping in touch with in-state 4-star WR

Demarcus Gregory, one of the best prospects in South Carolina, continues to garner interest from Clemson. The four-star wide receiver from Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C., has been tracked and evaluated by Clemson for a while now.

 The Clemson Insider recently caught up with Gregory, a 2018 recruit, to get the latest. What has he heard from the Tigers of late?

“They want to keep in touch,” Gregory told TCI.

In late October, Clemson co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jeff Scott traveled to Byrnes to watch Gregory play.

A big, long and athletic receiver with good hands and the ability to stretch the field, Gregory has a high ceiling as a prospect, and he feels good about the way his junior season went.

“It went good individually, just had some adversity hit as a team,” Gregory said.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder has earned offers from East Carolina, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Wake Forest among others.

Gregory is optimistic about his chances of receiving an offer from Clemson. In April, Gregory told TCI that Clemson is his “dream school.”

“Yeah they should be,” Gregory said when asked if he believes the Tigers are close to pulling the trigger on an offer. “It would mean a lot.”

Gregory last visited Clemson on Oct. 1 for the Tigers’ game against Louisville. Prior to that, he attended the Dabo Swinney Camp in June, and he also made trips to Clemson for Junior Day in March and the Orange and White spring game in April.

He plans to return to campus for Junior Day again in 2017. What he is looking forward to experiencing then?

“Just being around the atmosphere,” Gregory said.

Gregory visited Ole Miss, Alabama, South Carolina and N.C. State this season, as well.

“Loved every single one of them and the atmosphere,” Gregory said of the trips.

Gregory said he is hearing the most from Ole Miss and South Carolina right now.

He is looking to make a commitment decision at some point following the spring, and a few factors will reign supreme in his decision-making process.

“Atmosphere and relationships,” Gregory said of what is important to him. “Academics.”

Gregory is rated by Rivals as the No. 5 prospect in South Carolina, the nation’s No. 33 wide receiver and the nation’s No. 165 overall prospect in the class of 2018.

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