Goose Creek (S.C.) TE Kalan Ritchie is one of the top tight end prospects in the 2014 class. …
Ritchie's recruiting rivalry
"My favorite used to be South Carolina, but right now I don't have a favorite. It's kind of between Clemson and South Carolina right now. I am waiting for more schools to contact me," said Ritchie.
Ritchie said he would like to play in the SEC. This year, Ritchie has made visits to South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. He said he is also hearing from Vanderbilt and Florida and may visit those schools in the future.
"I mostly want to play in at an SEC school, but if it came down to Clemson that's what it's going to be," said Ritchie.
The 6-foot-5, 213-pound tight end visited Clemson last year and really liked the trip. He said the Clemson coaches have been recruiting him to play defensive end. He said he is more than open to the idea.
"I like that. I want to play it (defensive end) now, but that's up to Coach Reedy," said Ritchie.
Ritchie said he likes playing on offense, but thinks playing on defense might be more fun.
"On offense you really don't get a chance to hit like you want to, but on defense I think I would be able to let that aggression go," he said.
Ritchie said he's favorite tight end is South Carolina's Justice Cunningham.
"When I see him play, I kind of see myself in a way. I feel like I will get around that size, so I can relate to him. When Clemson had Dwayne Allen, I really liked him too," he said.
He has some favorite defensive players too.
"On defense from South Carolina I like Devin Taylor because he is my size right now. He is a little bit bigger, but we are the same height and I heard when he was in high school he was around my size," he said.
Ritchie said he won't be giving a verbal commitment anytime soon. He said he is waiting and wants to make the best decision possible.
"It all comes down to where I feel the most at home," he said.
Right now Ritchie is in the heat of the state playoffs with Goose Creek. The Gators are 12-0 and take on Bluffton this Friday in the second round of the state playoffs.
NOTE: At the time of the interview, Goose Creek was still involved in the 2012 South Carolina football playoffs. They were disqualified on Tuesday, November 13 for the use of an ineligible player. School officials plan to dispute the ruling on Wednesday, November 14.
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