Buford linemen enjoy game-day experience


Buford (Ga.) 2019 offensive linemen Riley Simonds and Harry Miller attended Clemson’s 30-24 win against Troy on Saturday as unofficial visitors.

The Clemson Insider caught up with Simonds about the visit.

“It was a great experience to be right there with all the coaches and players,” Simonds said. “Also, I enjoyed seeing what Saturdays in Clemson are all about, and it’s a great environment in Death Valley.”

What did Simonds think of the game itself?

“It was a great game,” he said, “especially when the team gelled and played together.”

While on campus, Simonds had the opportunity to speak with Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell.

“He said, ‘Glad you’re back with us,’” Simonds said, “and just explained how he was off-schedule from the Auburn game.”

Simonds and Miller also visited Clemson before the season in August along with other top prospects from the state of Georgia.

Miller told TCI after the visit that Clemson is one of his top schools, and Simonds said that is still the case after the latest trip.

“Yes, he loves it,” Simonds said. “They’re his favorite school.”

Simonds isn’t sure when he will make it back to Clemson, but plans to visit Auburn this Saturday and potentially Tennessee the following weekend.

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