July 12, 2006

Napier, Clemson make big splash with Gronkowski

The last 36 hours has represented perhaps a big opportunity for the Clemson coaching staff, as on Tuesday an unofficial visit began for one of its top targets, four-star rated Rob Gronkowski of Williamsville, N.Y.

The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder is billed by Rivals.com as the No. 7 tight end in the country.

Already this year he has taken unofficial visits to Syracuse, Florida, Arizona, Maryland and Duke.

For Clemson, apparently the its staff utilized its opportunity to wow the big-time recruit to the max.

"My mother (Diane) told me last night this is the best (recruiting) visit she has ever been on," Gronkowski told Tigerillustrated.com Wednesday. "We both liked it a lot. Everything was great."

Upon arrival Tuesday, Gronkowski toured the campus with his Clemson recruiter, tight ends coach Billy Napier.

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