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Raw Georgia prospect sees Clemson: ‘It was great’

Decatur (Ga.) Southwest DeKalb defensive end Brandon Onuorah was among the group of prospects from Georgia that visited Clemson last weekend.

“It was great,” he said. “I had a lot of fun and I learned a lot about the football program.

“I think the highlight was I got a chance to try on a Clemson jersey.”

Onuorah said he enjoyed his conversations with Clemson defensive line coach Todd Bates.

“I heard some good things,” he said. “He was telling me that if you want to come and play for Clemson you’ve got to work for it and you’ve got to have good grades.”

At 6-foot-6, 240 pounds, Onuorah looks the part of a college defensive lineman.

He’s a raw prospect that needs more time and experience to hone his skills and technique, but his frame suggests a lot of potential.

He has a pass rusher’s mentality to go with his physical presence.

“My strength as a player is that I furiously use my long arms to get off the offensive tackle so I can get to the quarterback,” Onuorah said.

Onuorah, a junior, is garnering interest from smaller schools, and his recruitment figures to ramp up as a senior.

He would love to hear more from Clemson after seeing the school Saturday.

“What stands out is that the players and the coaching staff work hard,” he said, “both on and off the football field.”

 

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