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2019 lineman plans Spring Game visit

Clemson’s offensive line has continued to replenish and grow every year, even when it is having a “rebuilding year”. Between Mitch Hyatt, Sean Pollard or Tremayne Anchrum, the Tigers have found a way to provide consistent protection for their quarterbacks.

Even with 2017’s recruiting class filled with Matt Bockhorst, Noah Dehond and Blake Vinson, Clemson is back on the recruiting trail to try and find is next quarterback insurance policies.

Warren McClendon could very well be in contention for the next primetime spot on the offensive line.

The 2019 Brunswick (Ga.) product is scheduled to visit during the Orange & White Spring Game this coming Saturday as his first visit to the Clemson campus. This will also be the first time that McClendon gets to see the brand new Allen Reeves Football Complex.

McClendon said he has not really gotten much of a feel for Clemson yet, but he is looking forward to developing a relationship with the coaches and players in the coming weeks.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pound offensive tackle already has a large offer sheet, with just about every big school looking at him.

Georgia, Ohio State, Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Clemson and Auburn are all showing a lot of interest in him, and as the recruiting process picks up within the year, all of these schools should start to pile on even more with pitches to him.

While all of the schools are currently looking at McClendon for their 2019 recruiting class, he is in no hurry to commit.

“No not right now,” he said. “I’m just trying to keep my options open.”

There are plenty of factors that go into the decision process, but McClendon said there is one area that will provide that “wow” factor for him.

“How I get along with the coaching staff,” he said.

That may sound simple, but it can easily be the difference between a good team and a great team. If a player feels at home it can make all the difference in their decision making process.

McClendon says what he brings to the table is plain and simple. It’s about all you can ask for in a player.

“A hard working player that is dedicated to the game,” said McClendon.

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