Jashaun Corbin’s recruitment has taken off since the beginning of March as the four-star running back from Melbourne (Fla.) Trinity Christian has racked up offers from Florida, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame and South Carolina over the last month to push his offer total over 20.
Clemson has been in frequent contact with Corbin, who checked out what he has called one of his “dream schools” on Tuesday for the first time.
Corbin arrived on campus this morning before departing at around 5 p.m.
“Everything I expected it to be, it was,” Corbin told The Clemson Insider shortly after his visit. “Just seeing the new facility that they just built, hanging with the coaches, walking down the hill, touching the rock, being at Death Valley, seeing the dorms and the campus. It was all really good.”
Having watched a lot of Clemson football, Corbin has taken a liking to the Tigers’ pregame pageantry and tradition. So, naturally he loved experiencing what it’s like to be a part of it during the visit.
“That’s what made it cool to me, actually being able to touch the rock and go down the hill like you see on TV,” Corbin “I’m sure a lot of people have always wanted to do that, and being able to actually do it was really nice.”
As one would expect, the new football operations facility didn’t fail to impress either.
“It was amazing. It was really nice,” Corbin said. “I like the way it’s set up. Everything that has to do with football is in one spot. I like that.”
Corbin spent extensive time with running backs coach Tony Elliott throughout the visit.
“We spent the whole day together,” Corbin said. “He had to leave a little early, but for the most part we spent the day together.
“I really like him as a person and a coach. He’s everything about family. He’s really cool to be around, and there was a lot to learn from him, so I enjoyed being around him.”
Clemson is evaluating a select group of running backs as it looks to fill a spot in what will be a small but ultra-talented 2018 recruiting class.
Elliott plans to see Corbin during the spring evaluation period, and reaffirmed to him that he is one of the running backs at the top of Clemson’s board.
“He’s only going to offer maybe four guys around the country, but he’s only going to sign one and he thinks I could be that one guy,” Corbin said. “And we just talked about the school itself, the football team, how I could fit in the offense.”
Clemson views Corbin as an all-purpose type of player at the position.
“He sees me fitting in perfectly, being able to catch the ball and run the ball, just doing many things to help out the offense,” he said.
Corbin is visiting South Carolina tonight, Tennessee tomorrow and will trip to Auburn and Georgia Tech before flying home Thursday. His most recent visit prior to today occurred to Florida on March 24.
Along with the schools that offered last month, Corbin carries offers from Florida State, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Oregon and Tennessee among others.
The Tigers would be in good shape if they opt to offer.
“They’ll be one of my top schools on my list,” he said. “It’d be up there with other schools.
“The facilities stood out the most. They were one of the most impressive I’ve seen. I haven’t really seen too many schools, but that really impressed me.”