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Clemson Extends Late Scholarship Offer To Local Star RB Michael Dukes

A view of a large Clemson tailgate.

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 3: A general view of the Clemson flag during the Tigerwalk prior to the game between the at Clemson Memorial Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Tyler Smith/Getty Images)

The Clemson Tigers have quickly become one of the top recruiting colleges in the country, securing top-10 recruiting classes on a consistent basis. But Dabo Swinney's side isn't above giving an offer to a talented local product, such as First Baptist running back Michel Dukes.

According to The State, the Tigers made a scholarship offer to Dukes during his official visit to the school this past weekend.

Per the report, Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott is fond of the South Carolina-based running back.

The State reportedly interviewed First Baptist head coach John Waters, who revealed that while Dukes has not yet given a commitment, he did go to Dabo Swinney's house for a meeting.

“He said it went great,” First Baptist coach John Waters said of Dukes visit to Clemson. “He didn’t give a commitment yet. Coach Swinney told him to think about it and go from there. He said it was great. He went to coach Swinney’s house and all that.”

Per The State, Dukes has also visited East Carolina and Syracuse, with the Orange poised to make a big push to bring him into the fold.

According to 247Sports, Dukes is a three-star prospect outside the top-1000 of prospects in the country, he is the No. 70 running back in the country, and the No. 13 prospect from the state of South Carolina.

247Sports' Crystal Ball Predictions gives Dukes a 60-percent chance to ultimately pick Clemson, with a 30-percent chance of going to in-state rival South Carolina.

[The State]