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Hard-nosed 2018 DB attracts visit from Reed

Tyrese Ross, a three-star safety from Westlake High in Atlanta, Ga., drew a visit from Mike Reed on Friday.

Ross’s film has intrigued the staff, so Clemson’s co-defensive backs coach ventured to the school for a closer look at him during a spring practice.

Ross told The Clemson Insider that today is the first time he has communicated with Clemson.

What did he hear from Reed?

“Mainly that he liked me and he wants to get me up on campus,” Ross said.

Ross (6-1, 180) lists double-digit offers, including ones from Cincinnati, Indiana, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nevada, Pittsburgh, Temple, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

The physical athlete profiles as a strong safety at the next level. He has a nose for the football, isn’t afraid to stick his nose in the middle to make tackles, and is a skilled open-field tackler as well. He has a good motor and likes to lay a lick on somebody.

“He didn’t talk too much about it but he likes my aggressiveness and he thinks the way I play the game is something that Clemson is missing,” Ross said of what Reed likes about him as a player.

Ross hasn’t visited Clemson before, but said that could change after talking with Reed today.

Ross is high on West Virginia but doesn’t claim any leaders right now. He plans to make his commitment decision before the start of his senior season.

“No schools stand out right now, but a Clemson offer would be big,” Ross said. “The level of professionalism (stands out). It’s a very prestigious program that thrives in football and I love that about them.”

Ross transferred to Westlake following his junior year at Jacksonville (Fla.) Trinity Christian Academy.

He is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 66 safety in the 2018 class.

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