Recruit Reaction: Clemson-Auburn


After second-ranked Clemson’s 19-13 victory at Auburn on Saturday, The Clemson Insider reached out to a number of recruits for their reactions to the game.

Check out what some of Clemson’s commitments and targets had to say:

Matt Bockhorst, OL, Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier (commit)

“A win is a win. I think that Auburn was a good team, and up front defensively they were more talented than people gave credit for. With that being said there is always stuff to clean up, and I think offensively they still haven’t clicked yet. But all in all, starting off the year with a big win is always a great thing.”

Noah DeHond, OL, Hightstown (N.J.) The Peddie School (commit)

“Defense played great, and offense just needs to get into a rhythm.”

Tee Higgins, WR, Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Oak Ridge High (commit)

“(Clemson) made big-time plays on D.”

Amari Rodgers, WR, Knoxville (Tenn.) Knoxville Catholic (commit)

“I think the defense played great. So did the offense. 0 sacks, that’s great, and AU was a great team.”

Baylon Spector, S, Calhoun (Ga.) Calhoun High (commit)

“Thought it was a good road win!”

Jordan Williams, DE, Virginia Beach (Va.) Frank W. Cox (commit)

“It was a great game! Had me scared at the end for a sec, but I knew they would pull through.”

C.J. Avery, S, Grenada (Miss.) Grenada High

“I think it was like any first game. No team is going to be sharp in the first game, but both teams played well, and I liked what I saw.”

Dakereon Joyner, ATH, North Charleston (S.C.) Fort Dorchester

“Deshaun played solid. Clemson’s offense looked solid. Auburn played a really good game on the defensive side of the ball, better than I expected.”

Christian Tutt, CB, Thomson (Ga.) Thomson High

“Don’t think they played their best, but a win is a win.”

OrTre Smith, WR, Mount Pleasant (S.C.) Wando

“Great win! Exciting game.”

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