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4-star DT talks first Clemson visit

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Clemson is a showing interest in and recently hosted a four-star defensive tackle from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy who has several Division I suitors.

T.K. Chimedza, a 2018 prospect, visited Clemson on Oct. 15 for the Tigers’ game against N.C. State. He was accompanied by a couple of teammates in 2018 Clemson linebacker commitment Mike Jones and 2018 Clemson wide receiver target Brian Hightower.

The Clemson Insider checked in with Chimedza about his first trip to Clemson.

“Overall it was a good visit,” Chimedza said. “They showed me the new facility that they were building and the whole campus.”

Clemson beat N.C. State 24-17 in walk-off fashion when Marcus Edmond made a game-winning interception in overtime.

Chimedza said the scene at Death Valley late in the contest stood out to him.

“The atmosphere of the game at the end,” Chimedza said.

Chimedza possesses offers from Cincinnati, Duke, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Missouri and Wake Forest. Chimedza said Georgia and Florida State are recruiting him the hardest right now.

The 6-foot-3, 265-pounder had the opportunity to chat with members of Clemson’s coaching staff while on campus, including defensive coordinator Brent Venables.

“I just got to hear how they would talk to players on game day,” Chimedza said, “and how they liked my frame.”

What does Chimedza like about the coaches?

“How excited they are to see their players do well,” he said.

In August, Chimedza told TCI he “would love” an offer from Clemson.

Chimedza is rated by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 26 prospect in Florida, the nation’s No. 12 defensive tackle and the nation’s No. 132 prospect overall in the 2018 class.

He has also visited Georgia this season and is hoping to visit Florida State and N.C. State before the season is up.

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