June 2, 2006

Big Illinois tight end looking to head South

Last February Clemson went into Morris, IL and signed four-star rated defensive end Jamie Cumbie, a Parade All-American, and one of the state's top three prospects.

This spring Clemson has again gone into the Land of Lincoln, this time to closely evaluate a tight end, 6-foot-6, 228-pound Nicholas Plato of Edwardsville.

The athletic tight end attended the College Station, Texas, NIKE Camp in April where he turned in a 4.82 in the 40-yard dash.

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