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Clemson showing ‘a lot’ of interest in Dorman lineman

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After his team edged Westside last Friday to advance to the third round of the South Carolina Class 5A playoffs, Dorman offensive lineman Jordan McFadden visited Clemson for the game against South Carolina on Saturday.

It was the big 6-foot-5, 280-pounder’s second visit to Clemson this month, as he also attended the Syracuse game in early November.

“I had a great time,” McFadden told The Clemson Insider. “The atmosphere was great.”

What did McFadden make of Clemson’s 56-7 mashing of the Gamecocks?

“I loved it,” he said. “They played really well and deserved to win.”

McFadden, an offensive tackle in the 2018 class, has offers from Duke, East Carolina, Indiana, Mississippi State, Syracuse and Wake Forest among others.

Clemson is showing “a lot” of interest, according to McFadden.

“I think if I finish the season strong, they possibly might offer me,” he said.

McFadden spoke with Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell again Saturday.

“He was just telling me how he likes me,” McFadden said, “and he will continue watching my film.”

After the game, McFadden enjoyed experiencing the celebratory scene in Clemson’s locker room.

“They were dancing for a while,” McFadden said, “and then coach (Dabo) Swinney came in. He was just telling them how proud he was of the team, but especially the seniors.”

McFadden said he is hearing the most from Clemson, Florida, North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech right now.

Looking forward to this Friday, McFadden can’t wait for Dorman’s game at rival Spartanburg High with a spot in the state semifinals on the line.

McFadden and his squad are looking to avenge a 41-21 loss to Spartanburg in mid-October.

“I’m very excited about our game Friday,” McFadden said. “We have a great opportunity playing Spartanburg twice in a season.”

McFadden has also visited Duke, North Carolina and South Carolina this season.

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