5-star has best visit, loves Clemson


Hogansville (Ga.) Callaway five-star offensive lineman Keiondre Jones was one of the headlining names on Clemson’s visitor list for the game against N.C. State on Saturday.

It was Jones’ first visit to Clemson for a game, and he told The Clemson Insider it was the best experience he has had on a game-day visit so far.

The nation’s No. 1 guard in the 2019 class also visited Clemson over the summer and said that was his best visit, as well.

“It was my best game visit thus far,” Jones said during a recent interview with TCI. “Clemson had my best game visit and non-game visit.

“I love it there.”

What made the trip so enjoyable for Jones?

“Just the atmosphere,” he said. “It was amazing.”

Clemson won the game, 24-17, in dramatic fashion thanks to a missed field goal by N.C. State at the end of regulation, a touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson to Artavis Scott in overtime and then an interception by Marcus Edmond that ended it.

The Tigers impressed Jones by the way they battled and overcame adversity.

“It was a great win,” Jones said. “It showed a lot of heart. I think the only reason it was so close is Clemson was beating Clemson.”

Jones received a long-awaited offer from Clemson on Sept. 15.

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound sophomore also has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina, N.C. State and Tennessee among other schools.

Jones is a fan of Clemson’s coaching staff, and on Saturday he got to talk to head coach Dabo Swinney for a little bit.

Said Jones of what he heard from Swinney: “Not much, just about being a Tiger.”

Jones was accompanied on the visit by 2020 Callaway wide receiver Michael Robertson, one of the better prospects in his class.

Jones believes Robertson, the nephew of former five-star and current Cal receiver Demetris Robertson, had a good time on the visit, too.

“Yes sir,” Jones said. “I think he did.”

Jones has also visited Georgia, Georgia Tech and Tennessee this season. He hopes to make it to Alabama on Saturday for the Crimson Tide’s game against Texas A&M.

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