5-star set for first Valley visit

A month to the day after receiving an awaited offer from Clemson, five-star offensive lineman Keiondre Jones will visit Clemson on Saturday for the Tigers’ game against N.C. State.

Jones, the nation’s No. 1 guard in the 2019 class, visited Clemson over the summer, but this will be his first time experiencing a game in Death Valley. Jones recently told The Clemson Insider of his plans to attend the game.

Clemson co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott and defensive backs coach Mike Reed traveled to Callaway High School in Hogansville, Ga., in May to check out Jones.

After visiting Clemson over the summer, Jones told TCI it was the best visit he had been on and that he was hopeful for an offer from the Tigers.

He landed the offer on Sept. 15 and shortly after told TCI he was “extremely excited.”

“This is my mom’s favorite school,” Jones said then, “and the best visit I’ve been on. They jumped to the top with that.”

Jones also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina, N.C. State and Tennessee among others.

But Clemson is an early favorite.

“I love the atmosphere at the games,” Jones told TCI in May, “and they seem to have a great coaching staff.”

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound sophomore is rated by 247Sports as the No. 5 prospect in Georgia, the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard and the nation’s No. 21 prospect overall in the class of 2019.


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