Quinn Carroll has already caught the attention of college programs across the country as a sophomore, as evidenced by his list of nearly 20 scholarship offers.
The 2019 offensive tackle from Minneapolis (Minn.) Edina Senior is on pace to be one of the nation’s most touted offensive line recruits before too long, and next month, he will make his first visit to Clemson on March 31.
“My brother Collin has been in contact with them and they asked if I would like to come down,” Carroll said. “So late March worked best with our schedule.
“I’m very excited. Clemson is the best school in the nation and I’m hoping to gather more information on the university and meet more of the coaching staff.”
What does he know and like about Clemson?
“They have a phenomenal offensive line,” Carroll said. “I don’t believe they would have the success they have achieved without their offensive line. I also love how coach (Dabo) Swinney’s faith is an aspect of his coaching, being a Christian myself.”
Carroll is the son of former University of Minnesota and NFL tight end Jay Carroll, who played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Minnesota Vikings after being selected by the Bucs in the seventh round of the 1984 NFL Draft.
Quinn, who stands at 6-foot-6, 290 pounds, plays right tackle and has been on his school’s varsity squad since he was a freshman.
He got his first offer from Iowa State in November. Since then, he has reaped offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA, Southern Cal, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin among several others.
With many choices and more to come, Quinn is taking his time in the recruiting process and keeping his options open.
“No school is ahead of the other right now,” he said. “When it comes down to decision-making time I believe the offensive line coach and the faith aspect of the coaching staff/program (will be important.)”