After struggling through a season where missed field goals had a big impact on the outcome of several games, the Clemson staff made it a priority to get a top kicker added to the 2011 class. Ammon Lakip from Alpharetta, Georgia will take an official visit to Clemson this weekend and could be a Tiger by this time next week.
The outstanding kicker will decide between Clemson and Georgia Tech.
Georgia Tech: They are close to home. My dad went there, but I was never really a big football fan until recently. They have great academics.
Clemson: I really like the campus. They have great facilities. I want to find out more on my visit.
“I am looking forward to finding out more this weekend,” said Lakip.
“I talked with Jeff Scott. He told me that he and coach Swinney are coming to my school on Thursday,” said Lakip.
Ammon had an impressive senior season where he hit 14-20 field goals. He was also 2-3 from 50 plus including a 51 yarder and a 50 yarder in the playoffs. Over 80 percent of his kickoffs were touchbacks and he was 64-65 on PATs.
What will it take for the Tigers to get a commitment this weekend?
“I just really want to meet the player. I want to meet the people there and get to know everyone,” replied Lakip.
When asked if he has a leader, Lakip responded, “Not yet. I haven’t seen everything at Clemson yet”.
A decision should come in the next week.
“I want to make my decision by next week. I am ready to end the process,” said Lakip.