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Coveted O-lineman likes Clemson program

The Clemson offensive line has continued to reload and grow every year in what has become a calling card for one of the most successful offenses in the country over the past five seasons.

As the 2018 recruitment is heating up, the Tigers are also looking ahead to the 2019 class.

Warren McClendon Jr. is one of those offensive line recruits that could be a highlight in the Class of 2019. Clemson has already offered McClendon a scholarship back in mid-January, but his recruitment has continued to take off since then.

McClendon told The Clemson Insider that Georgia, Florida State, Auburn and Florida are currently recruiting him the hardest. He said he does not have any leaders on his list right now, but plans on making one before the season.

“I’m just trying to take my time before I make my top school known,” he said.

The Brunswick (Ga.) product does not have any set dates for future visits, but he said he will most likely be going to South Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Georgia and Clemson.

McClendon was not able to make it up to Clemson for the Spring Game last month, but said he wanted to visit “definitely during the summer.”

The 6-foot-4, 270-pound lineman said he is frequently in contact with tight ends coach Danny Pearman about his visiting schedule.

“I talk to Coach Pearman from time to time,” said McClendon, “about getting up there and coming to camp.”

Even with the limited interaction he has had with Clemson so far, McClendon said he is impressed with the football program as a whole.

“The program and the way the coaches run things,” he said.

As he goes into his junior season, McClendon is looking to improve his effort and poise on the field.

“Just making sure I go 100-percent on every play and not taking plays off,” he said.

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