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Top 2019 WR ‘will always be high on Clemson’

Clemson co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jeff Scott dropped by Frederica Academy in Saint Simons Island, Ga., on Tuesday to see four-star wide receiver Jashawn Sheffield.

“It’s always good to see him,” Sheffield told TCI. “He’s one of my favorite coaches.”

The Tigers offered Sheffield, one of their top 2019 targets, in March 2016. He visited that month and returned last summer to compete at the Dabo Swinney Camp.

Scott also paid Sheffield a visit at his school in December before assistant coach Danny Pearman did the same a month after.

Clemson wants to get Sheffield back on campus this summer.

“They want me to come up and visit, bring my mom,” Sheffield said of what he heard from Scott this week.

Sheffield hopes to visit in June, potentially for the Swinney Camp again if it doesn’t conflict with his team’s 7-on-7 schedule.

Along with Clemson, Sheffield has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Tennessee among others.

Clemson, Florida State, Georgia and Ohio State have established themselves as frontrunners in Sheffield’s recruitment, with one ahead of the others right now.

“FSU is my leader right now,” he said.

There’s a long way to go in his recruitment, though, and he continues to hold Scott and Clemson in high regard.

“I will always be high on Clemson because of coach Scott,” Sheffield said. “He’s real. He’s nice. He always keeps his word.”

Sheffield said he doesn’t currently have a timetable for his decision in the future. He is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 5 receiver and No. 25 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

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