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Elite Georgia receiver: ‘The atmosphere was crazy’

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Exactly a month after receiving an early offer from Clemson, Hogansville (Ga.) Callaway wide receiver Michael Robertson visited the school for the Tigers’ game against N.C. State on Saturday.

Clemson rarely gives out offers to freshmen, but Robertson, one of the top prospects in the class of 2020, received one on Sept. 15.

The Clemson Insider recently took some time to talk with Robertson about his visit.

“It was exciting,” Robertson said. “The atmosphere was crazy.”

After N.C. State kicker Kyle Bambard missed what would have been a game-winning field goal at the end of regulation, Deshaun Watson hooked up with Artavis Scott for the go-ahead touchdown in overtime before Marcus Edmond ended the game with an interception that gave Clemson a 24-17 win.

Robertson was wowed by the way the game concluded.

“When they stopped them at the end of the game, it was one of the best stops that I have seen,” Robertson said.

“It was a good win,” he added. “They played hard.”

While on campus, Robertson chatted with Clemson recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter as well as defensive backs coach Mike Reed.

“They want me back up,” he said of what he heard from the coaches. “They want me to come to an overnight camp this summer so I can work out with them.”

Robertson said he plans to make it back then. This season, he has been to Georgia and has a visit scheduled for California in a couple of weeks.

The 6-foot, 175-pounder already has offers from Cal, Georgia and Tennessee in addition to Clemson, with many more sure to come.

Robertson, the nephew of former five-star and current Cal receiver Demetris Robertson, is an exciting playmaker who is polished for his age.

Robertson said Clemson’s history of success at the wide receiver position and sending receivers to the NFL is something that factors in heavily when considering Clemson.

“It plays a lot into me considering them,” Robertson said. “Like (DeAndre) Hopkins and (Sammy) Watkins. I like their style.”

There’s a long way to go in Robertson’s recruiting process, but can he see himself at Clemson in the future?

“Oh yes,” Robertson said.

Five-star Callaway offensive lineman Keiondre Jones accompanied Robertson on Saturday. Jones told TCI it was his best visit yet.

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