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2019 safety on rise impressed by Clemson

Lanett (Ala.) Lanett Senior 2019 safety Trikweze Bridges is getting attention on the recruiting circuit following a standout sophomore season as a first-team All-State performer.

Louisville pulled the trigger on his first offer in March before Jacksonville State offered this week. Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Georgia Tech are among a host of others showing interest.

Clemson hosted the 6-foot-4, 175-pound athlete on a visit on Saturday.

“The visit was great,” Bridges told The Clemson Insider. “I had a chance to spend time with most of the defensive coaches and learn more about them. It was just like I was home at Clemson University.”

The football operations facility provided one of the highlights of his time on campus.

“The new facility is the bomb,” Bridges said. “It is very convenient. Anything you want to do you can do it there. You don’t have to leave the campus. The cafeteria was nice. The lounge area is filled with lots of entertainment. I must say I enjoyed touring the campus and the facility.”

Last season, Bridges totaled 11 interceptions and 90 tackles. He has considerable potential with his size, playmaking ability and capacity to play multiple positions including safety, cornerback and linebacker.

Bridges was shown around by Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, defensive line coach Todd Bates and co-defensive backs coach Mickey Conn.

“They were telling me that they like how I get after the ball and how I’m a ball hawk,” Bridges said.

Bridges has also visited Alabama and Troy recently.

He doesn’t have any other trips planned at the moment, but wants to get back to Clemson after his first experience at the school.

“The culture (stands out),” Bridges said. “How they treat the players, like they are at home and what it’s like to be a family.”

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