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Offer could have major implications for 2019 OT

Over the several years Clemson has had one of the premier offenses in all of college football. Tajh Boyd, Deshaun Watson, Mike Williams, Deandre Hopkins, Dwayne Allen, Andre Ellington and Wayne Gallman headline a star-studded cast of players for the Tigers.

This success can be largely attributed to the strength and quality of a consistently good offensive line.

Early impressions matter in the recruiting game, and the Tigers are already out trying to grab the next big guy to help push the offense down the field, and 2019 offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs has the potential to be one of those big guys.

The Belleville (Mich.) product already has an extensive offer sheet that includes Alabama, Michigan and Ohio State. He currently does not hold a Clemson offer, but could see one as the fall rolls around and some of his junior season tape becomes available.

Dobbs said he recently went on visits to Arkansas, Illinois and a couple other schools over the past month and all of them “went pretty good.” He also said he will probably visit Michigan State in the next month.

He also recently attained another offer from Minnesota recently. Dobbs said all of the schools that have offered him are equally recruiting him hard.

It’s pretty early for the 2019 recruiting cycle, especially when it comes to recruits narrowing down their list of schools, and Dobbs told The Clemson Insider he probably won’t make a top 10 list until after his junior season.

Dobbs’ interactions with Clemson have been limited so far, but he said he is very interested in the program as a whole.

“I’m interested in their program,” he said. “The whole general program the tradition, the people, fans, and players.”

The offensive tackle does not have a set date for his visit, but said he definitely wants to make a trip down to Death Valley. There a couple things in particular he is looking forward to seeing.

“Well I really like to see more of the campus the people and the cool attractions,” Dobbs said.

While he hasn’t received that coveted Clemson offer yet, Dobbs did say it would mean a lot to him and could have a huge impact on his recruitment.

“It would mean a lot and I know when I do make my top school list they will be on there,” he said.

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