Commentary

Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix called it

Originally Published: January 3, 2011
By Corey Long | ESPN Recruiting

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- With reports that teammate Demetrius Hart has committed to Alabama, things could go as Ha'Sean Clinton-Dix predicted.

But Clinton-Dix isn't ready to call it a done deal yet.

"He hasn't committed yet; that's still a rumor," Clinton-Dix said. "Right now it's a possibility, but nothing has been done yet."

Clinton-Dix and Hart have been across the board in the recruiting process. Hart, who has long been rumored to sign with Alabama, might have been helped in making a change thanks to the once-uncertain status of Rich Rodriguez.

Michigan fired Rodriguez on Tuesday after three seasons.

The four-star safety said it's a great chance that he and Hart will play at the same school.

"I'd say it's about 90 percent," Clinton-Dix said. "I can't go higher than that because someone might be disappointed."

Clinton-Dix said that despite their friendship, he doesn't pressure Hart and does not try to impact his decisions.

"I mean, I talked to him a little bit about Alabama, but it's up to him to go to the place that he's going to be comfortable at for four years," Clinton-Dix said. "Whatever choice he makes, he's made the best choice of his life.

Clinton-Dix isn't done with visits, either, as Florida and LSU are both on his list. He says he'll have plenty of family and friends in attendance at the Under Armour All-America Game on Wednesday, and he predicts great things.

"I'm gonna put on a show," Clinton-Dix said. "A big show."

Chef Driskel
When he's not performing like the top-rated quarterback in the nation, Jeff Driskel (Oviedo, Fla./Hagerty) admits to being bitten by the culinary bug.

"Yeah I guess I'm a bit of a cook," Driskel said. "I generally like making anything with pasta."

The 6-foot-4, 245-pounder said he began to learn how to cook when his parents weren't home and he was hungry.

So what's next for the Red team quarterback, maybe bottled sauces or his own cookbook?

"Nah, nothing like that," Driskel said.

Clowney moves FSU visit
Jadeveon Clowney (Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe) has moved his FSU visit to Jan. 28.

"I had to go to New York for some photo thing," Clowney said. "So we moved things around."

The nation's top-rated prospect also has a visit to Alabama scheduled for Jan. 14.

Bellamy behind Clemson
Despite coaching shake-ups at Clemson, running back Mike Bellamy (Punta Gorda, Fla./Charlotte) doesn't seem ready to jump ship.

"Nah, I'm still 100 percent behind Clemson," Bellamy said. "That's my school."

Bellamy, who lives about an hour from the UA game site, Tropicana Field, will have a large contingent in attendance.

"I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a lot of family there," Bellamy said. "I'm going to try to put on a show for them."

Corey Long has been covering high school football and recruiting in the Sunshine State since 1995. He can be reached at coreyespn@gmail.com.

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