N.C. State game visitor list

Owen Pappoe

Clemson will once again welcome a number of top recruits to Death Valley on Saturday for the Tigers’ noon game against N.C. State.

Here is a rundown of the prospects The Clemson Insider has confirmed will be in attendance (ratings according to 247Sports):

Headlining the visitor list is a pair of 2019 prospects, Hogansville (Ga.) Callaway five-star offensive lineman Keiondre Jones and Loganville (Ga.) Grayson four-star linebacker Owen Pappoe.

Jones, the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard, visited Clemson over the summer, but this will be his first visit for a game. Clemson extended an offer Jones had been hoping for on Sept. 15, and the Tigers are an early favorite. The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina, N.C. State and Tennessee among other schools.

Another Callaway product, 2020 receiver Michael Robertson, will also make the trip. Robertson, the nephew of former five-star and current Cal receiver Demetris Robertson, received an offer from Clemson in September and has other early offers from Cal, Georgia and Tennessee.

For Pappoe, this will be his second trip to Clemson in three weeks. The nation’s No. 1 linebacker and the top prospect in Georgia also attended Clemson’s game against Louisville on Oct. 1. Pappoe holds over 30 offers, and Clemson is one of the schools recruiting him the hardest.

Pappoe will be accompanied by a few Grayson teammates in 2019 wide receiver Kenyon Jackson, 2019 offensive tackle Wanya Morris and 2019 safety Kenyatta Watson. Watson has offers from Boston College, Central Michigan, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Syracuse, Tennessee, Tulane and Vanderbilt.

A pair of prominent 2018 prospects highlight the crop of visitors, as well. Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star wide receiver Brian Hightower will be on campus again after visiting in July. He intended to attend the Louisville game but was a late-week scratch. IMG 2017 kicker Cooper Graham will join Hightower.

Dinwiddie (Va.) four-star wide receiver/athlete K’Vaughan Pope will be back on campus for the first time since the second session of the Dabo Swinney Camp in June. Pope has offers from Clemson, Florida, N.C. State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia among others.

The younger brothers of Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and cornerback Mark Fields will be on hand in Wake Forest (N.C.) 2018 four-star running back Devon Lawrence and 2019 cornerback Tyus Fields. Both prospects also visited for the Louisville game.

Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes 2019 four-star linebacker Charles Thomas will return to Clemson after visiting in August. Clemson offered Thomas in June, and he has other offers from Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee, Toledo, Tulane and West Virginia.

Charlotte (N.C.) Ardrey Kell 2019 safety Jeremiah Gray, who has offers from BYU and Wake Forest, will be in attendance. So will fellow Charlotte product Justus Woods, a running back who attends Charlotte Christian and has offers from Elon, Virginia and Wisconsin.

Other names slated to visit are Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek offensive guard Bradley Kopydlowski, Virginia Beach (Va.) Cox wide receiver Tayvion Robinson and Carrolton (Ga.) outside linebacker Kevin Swint.

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