Earlier this month on Nov. 5, a gifted Georgia prospect in Marquez Ezzard made his first visit to Clemson for the Tigers’ game against Syracuse.
The Clemson Insider recently spoke with Ezzard — a three-star athlete in the 2018 class from Stockbridge High who owns double-digit scholarship offers — about his experience.
“I enjoyed it,” Ezzard said. “I had a good time while I was down there. They showed me around a lot and made me feel like I was at home.”
Ezzard made the trip with teammate and three-star defensive end Brenton Cox, who was offered by Clemson in late October.
“He said he likes (Clemson),” Ezzard said of Cox.
As for Ezzard, he especially enjoyed experiencing Clemson’s renowned pregame tradition.
“My favorite part was when they ran down the hill,” Ezzard said. “It was hype.”
Ezzard has offers from Auburn, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin.
The 6-foot-2, 170-pounder said a trio of schools are currently recruiting him the hardest.
“Virginia Tech, Auburn and Ole Miss are the main schools showing a lot of love right now,” Ezzard said.
How much interest is Clemson showing?
“They send me a lot of mail,” he said.
A return trip to Tigertown is already in the works for Ezzard and Cox.
“Probably during the spring, we’re going to come down there for a visit,” Ezzard said.
Ezzard, Cox and Stockbridge are in the stretch run of a highly successful season. The team is undefeated heading into the third round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs versus Griffin.
“The season’s going perfect right now,” Ezzard said. “We’re 12-0. Everything’s been going good. … I’ve been playing pretty good this year. I’m having a good season.”
Ezzard believes he can be a valuable asset for whichever school he chooses to play at in the future.
“I’ll bring a lot to the table,” Ezzard said. “I’m a receiver who can block and who can catch. Whatever coach needs me to do, I’m going to do it to help the team out.”
Comfort level is a priority for Ezzard.
“I want to go somewhere I’m comfortable at,” Ezzard said, “where it feels like home.”
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