The Class of 2018 features some big names at running back like Zamir White and Dalvin Cook’s younger brother, James Cook.
White looked to be swaying toward Clemson until Georgia swooped in and seems to have become the No. 1 running back’s top choice at this point. The Tigers will most likely take only one running back in their next recruiting class and there are several names they are looking at.
Master Teague is one of those running backs that could be a dark horse in the 2018 class. Clemson has not offered him yet, but could pull the trigger in the next couple of months of shopping around.
Teague also said he frequently has contact with the coaching staff and will have co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach Tony Elliott come visit him during spring practice.
“I have spoken to Coach Elliott,” he said. “Coach (Robbie) Caldwell and Clemson’s recruiting office has sent me some messages. My dad and coach have spoken to Coach Elliott and Coach Caldwell also.”
Teague has been busy over the last month, being hosted by five big-time schools.
“My last visits were Ohio State, Auburn, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia,” he said. “They were great. I learned a lot about each school and program, met a lot of coaches and got to meet the running backs and other players.”
Teague told The Clemson Insider that he enjoyed all of his visits and he plans on making his decision this summer.
“Most of them did,” he said. “We liked a lot of things at each school and we are in the process of praying and looking at what we saw in order to make a choice… hopefully the summer before my season starts or sooner.”
Clemson should have another chance to impress Teague if he can make it back after the spring.
“Yes, there is a possibility but it would be after my spring practice,” he said. “We do not plan to make any visits during my spring practice.”
Even with that tough competition, Clemson has impressed Teague in many ways.
“I really like their culture and what they do with P.A.W. Journey,” he said. “I also definitely like that they have great ability to win.”
While there may be some offers coming his way down the road, he said he has already narrowed his list down.
“We have narrowed it down to a top seven or five but we are still thinking about it all,” said Teague.
The Tigers have definitely made a good impression on Teague, and if they do offer him, he said they would be one of his top schools.
“Definitely, more like top four,” he said.