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4-star RB on Clemson's short list set for visit

Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackman 2018 four-star running back Master Teague will make his second visit to Tigertown this weekend.

Teague, who visited last July with his family, will bring his family back after being invited to attend Clemson’s Junior Day on Saturday.

His first visit was a short one, so he’s interested to learn more during a longer stay on campus.

“It was a good visit. We were there for a couple of hours,” Teague told The Clemson Insider. “I did get to meet some coaches and see the facilities. It seems like they have a great program and great coaches and that is important. I look forward to learning more about them.”

Teague owns offers from around 20 schools, and has seen a chunk of those trickle in over the last couple of months.

Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Purdue, Virginia and Auburn have all thrown their hats in the ring for Teague since the calendar turned to 2017, respectively, with the offer from Auburn coming last week. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder also carries offers from Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt among a few others.

Clemson co-offensive coordinator/running backs coach Tony Elliott and offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell, Teague’s area recruiter, have occasionally kept in touch with him since he last visited.

Teague has been informed that he’s one of the few running backs on Clemson’s board in the 2018 class.

“I and my coaches have spoken to Coach Elliott and Coach Caldwell since I was there in July,” Teague said. “I spoke with Coach Caldwell more frequently. He is the one who shared the invite to Junior Day with me. I was told that they are looking at four running backs at this time and that I am in the mix of the four.”

Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisville, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt are among the schools Teague said he is hearing the most from right now.

A list of his top schools is forthcoming, and he anticipates making a decision ahead of his senior season.

“My parents and I are looking at the different schools and we plan on having a list of top schools in a couple of weeks,” he said.

As a junior in 2016, Teague ran for more than 2,000 yards and surpassed 20 touchdowns while averaging over eight yards per rush.

“I am a one cut and go back. I can run around you, or I can run through you,” Teague said. “I don’t dance around. That doesn’t work in D1 football. I get north/south fast.”

Teague is ranked as a top-10 running back and top-200 overall prospect in his class by 247Sports.

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