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Standout N.C. WR looks forward to competing for Clemson offer

Cornelius (N.C.) Hough 2019 four-star wide receiver Nolan Groulx got the attention of Clemson receivers coach Jeff Scott after a highly productive sophomore season when he caught 108 passes for 1,853 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Groulx was invited to attend Clemson’s junior day on March 4, and he made the trip. While on campus, Scott let him know he is interested.

“I talked to the wide receivers coach up there, and he liked my film and liked my body control and the way I could run routes,” Groulx told The Clemson Insider.

Scott told Groulx that he wants to evaluate him in person at the Dabo Swinney Camp in June. A good showing then could put Groulx in position to receive an offer from the Tigers.

“He just wanted to get me up to camp, build that relationship more so he can pull the trigger and send that offer over,” Groulx said. “He was talking to me about it, and he said if I perform well and do what I need to do at camp and compete well, I’m sure things will work out. I just have to work on building a relationship with him and coach (Danny) Pearman for our area.”

“I look forward to competing at the camp and just showing the coaches how I can compete,” he added. “Also getting to know their staff, and I definitely look forward to looking at the campus more.”

Groulx garnered his first offers from Elon and James Madison last May and November, respectively. Since breaking out last season, he has collected offers from West Virginia, Central Michigan, N.C. State, Wake Forest, South Carolina and Wisconsin.

Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Penn State and Virginia Tech are showing interest right now along with Clemson.

Groulx visited South Carolina the week after Clemson and most recently went to Virginia Tech and Penn State.

He said Clemson would sit pretty with him if the Tigers offer after the camp.

“They would definitely be at the top of my list just because of the caliber they play at and the family atmosphere coach (Dabo) Swinney creates over there,” Groulx said. “But also they’re national champs and the winning atmosphere they have, it’s great. It’s not just the facilities. The main thing I’d say is the family atmosphere they create over there with all their coaches and the players.”

Groulx is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 34 receiver and No. 228 overall prospect in his class.

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