Brunswick (Ga.) offensive tackle Warren McClendon has seen a bunch of major offers roll in since the end of his sophomore season.
Georgia gave the 6-foot-4, 270-pounder a big one in November, followed by Auburn in December. Ohio State, Clemson, Miami, Florida and LSU all offered in January, respectively. His latest came from Ole Miss last weekend. Alabama was first to offer last March when he was just a freshman.
McClendon has made one trip to Clemson already, and said another visit to Clemson is a definite on his list.
“I know I’m definitely going to visit Florida, FSU, Georgia, Clemson, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Auburn,” McClendon told The Clemson Insider, “but I haven’t figured when I’m going to.”
McClendon is one of two offensive tackles in the 2019 class that hold an offer from Clemson. Assistant coach Danny Pearman, who recruits south Georgia for the Tigers, dropped off the offer on Jan. 17.
“He said he loves the way I move and pull,” McClendon recalled.
McClendon got a good vibe from Clemson and the coaching staff while on campus in March 2016. He said it is one of his favorite visits to date.
“I like the atmosphere around the school and the coaching staff,” he said.
When McClendon gets back to Clemson, he wants to see what a lot of recruits want to see.
“To see the new facilities,” he said.
McClendon said one program is recruiting him particularly hard right now.
“Georgia been making a big push on me right now,” McClendon said.
McClendon has a couple of connections to Georgia. His uncle is former UGA wide receiver and assistant coach Bryan McClendon, who is now the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach at South Carolina. His great uncle is former UGA running back Willie McClendon.
How much of an impact will that have on Warren’s decision in the future?
“They’ll impact a little but not a lot,” he said.
McClendon, a four-star prospect according to 247Sports, is rated as the No. 6 prospect in Georgia, the No. 3 offensive tackle and the No. 25 overall prospect in his class.