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Big 2019 lineman waiting for that Clemson offer

Under Dabo Swinney, Clemson has been known for its quarterback play. With household names like Deshaun Watson, Tajh Boyd and recruits like Hunter Johnson and Trevor Lawrence, that will be a highlight for years to come.

While these QB’s have and will continue to flourish, their success largely depends on the five big guys lined up to protect them.

A physical and athletic offensive line has become a Clemson staple over the last several years, and 2019 offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs could be another addition to that list in the future. Currently ranked as the No. 14 player by 247 Sports, Dobbs has already hauled in an impressive list of offers.

Dobbs said Michigan State, Florida State, Alabama and Ohio State are just a few of the teams he frequently hears from.

“They all draw a lot of interest,” he said. “I know at the end of the day it’s gonna be a very hard decision.”

Dobbs has yet to receive an offer from Clemson, but he has been asked to come for a visit.

“Yeah they told me they wanted me to come down to a spring practice and hangout,” he said.

Dobbs is only a sophomore, but at 6-foot-4 270 pounds, he already has college size for an offensive lineman.

He said he is excited to see the dimensions of the Clemson offense, as well as their developmental program.

“The type of offense they run, the ideal size and ability of their lineman and tackles in general,” said Dobbs. “See how they can develop me on the next level.”

As he prepares for his junior season, Dobbs told The Clemson Insider there is one area specifically where he wants to improve.

“Being a better leader,” he said.

Regardless of which schools give him offers, Dobbs said every single offer, especially a Clemson offer, means a lot to him. He said he just plans on working hard and enjoying the process.

“It would mean a lot to me. Not everyone can receive the offers that some athletes receive. I’ve witnessed some of it as some of my teammates are struggling to get recruitment,” he said. “So that really keeps me stay humble…I will stay humble and continue to work hard.”

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