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WR with Clemson tie getting interest from Tigers

It has been a fruitful spring for rising sophomore wide receiver Porter Rooks, who has picked up offers from the likes of Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, Florida State and Virginia Tech since March.

The Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day product now carries over a dozen offers and has quickly become a top recruit in the class of 2020.

“It felt great,” Rooks said of the offers he’s received recently. “I’ve put in a lot of work to get to this point, and it’s a sign for me to keep working.”

In his first year on varsity, Rooks caught 35 passes for 531 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for 308 yards and two scores.

He has attracted a number of programs to his school during the spring evaluation period, including Clemson.

“Some of the schools that came to see me are Clemson, Penn State, Wisconsin, Vandy (Vanderbilt) and West Virginia,” he said.

Receivers coach Jeff Scott made the stop for Clemson.

“He said to keep in contact with him to start building a relationship early,” Rooks said.

Rooks is familiar with Clemson — his brother, Patrick Rooks, is a former basketball player for the Tigers.

Aside from trips to the school to watch Patrick, the younger Rooks has visited Clemson as a recruit on a couple of occasions, including in March for junior day.

He said he would “definitely” consider Clemson if it offers in the future.

“They do graduate and usually put their players in the league,” he said. “It would definitely be a consideration.”

Rooks currently lists offers from Alabama, Auburn, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa State, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

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