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4-star Tennessee WR gives Clemson visit high marks

Clemson signed a pair of premier wide receivers from Tennessee in the 2017 class, and the Tigers have their eye on another in the next cycle.

Four-star 2019 wide receiver Trey Knox of Blackman High in Murfreesboro, Tenn., was invited to Clemson’s spring game on April 8, made the trip and came away impressed by his experience.

“The atmosphere was very exciting and the culture is great,” Knox told The Clemson Insider, “and I was told that they put big receivers like me in the league.”

The defending national champs were able to show off their facilities to the recruits on campus, and Knox liked what he saw.

“They are top notch,” he said.

Knox (6-4, 195) received his first offers from Florida and Tennessee as a freshman last June. South Carolina offered next in August before Ohio State, Louisville and Kentucky followed in the fall. Mississippi State, Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt joined the mix this year.

Knox has also visited Louisville, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and Tennessee this spring.

He said he plans to return to Clemson in the future, and named a few early favorites in his recruitment.

“Ohio State, Louisville, Florida and Tennessee,” he said.

Academics and player development will be of importance to Knox when he makes a decision in the future.

“Someone with great academics,” he said, “and a coaching staff that can develop me and put me into the league.”

Knox is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 6 prospect from Tennessee, No. 21 wide receiver and No. 136 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

Five-star receiver Tee Higgins and four-star receiver Amari Rodgers became Clemson’s first signees from the state of Tennessee since Jay Guillermo in 2012 when they inked in February.

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