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Clemson a favorite for 4-star prospect

Rasir Bolton took his first visit to Clemson on Oct. 1 for the Tigers’ game against Louisville, and he left with an offer.

The 2018 four-star point guard from Bishop Sullivan Catholic in Virginia Beach, Va., told The Clemson Insider that the offer means a lot to him.

“Clemson is a great school,” Bolton said, “and I have always been interested in it.”

It’s no surprise then that Bolton enjoyed his trip to Tigertown.

“It was great,” Bolton said. “Great people, beautiful campus and the atmosphere at the game was crazy.”

What did Bolton hear from the coaching staff while there?

“They were telling me about the campus, school and about the tradition and history of the school,” Bolton said.

The 6-foot-3, 170-pounder felt comfortable around the coaches.

“They’re all great, caring, down-to-earth, family oriented people,” Bolton said, “and they made me feel welcomed like they’ve known me for years.”

Bolton also has offers from East Carolina, Hampton, Old Dominion, Penn State, Pennsylvania, Richmond, St. Joseph’s, VCU and Virginia Tech.

After offering, Clemson is in good standing with Bolton.

“Clemson definitely,” Bolton said when asked if there are any leaders in his recruitment currently. “St. Joseph’s, VCU, Tulsa, Virginia Tech and Penn State are the main schools contacting me as of right now.”

Bolton named a few factors that will be important to him when he makes a decision in the future.

“Just a good fit for me basketball wise,” Bolton said, “being around teammates and coaches that have the same goals and dreams as me, a good family fit, great education and meeting new people and creating new connections and networking with people.”

Bolton is rated by 247Sports as the No. 5 prospect in Virginia, the nation’s No. 20 point guard and the nation’s No. 117 prospect overall.

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