Scholarship offers have rolled in for Curtis Fann since the middle of last month.
The 2019 defensive lineman from Twin City (Ga.) Emanuel County Institute notched his first offer from South Carolina on May 15. Since then, Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, LSU and N.C. State have jumped on board.
Fann added the defending national champions to his list on Wednesday, when he competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp and earned an offer from the Tigers.
“It was exciting,” Fann told The Clemson Insider. “It was unexpected, too, because I thought it was going to happen a little later than it did.”
Fann announced the offer on social media following the morning camp session.
Defensive coordinator Brent Venables delivered the good news.
“He said I’m real physical,” Fann said. “He likes that. He said I’m his kind of player.”
The one-day camp stop marked Fann’s first visit to Clemson.
“I loved it,” Fann said of the camp. “I enjoyed interacting with the coaches and touring the campus and facilities. I got a lot of reps, so that was good.”
Defensive line coach Todd Bates traveled to Fann’s school recently to scout him during the spring evaluation period.
The two were able to talk at length Wednesday.
“We have a good relationship,” Fann said. “He knows how to relate to players and get the best out of them. He played college football, so he can relate.”
Fann, who grew up a Georgia fan, didn’t name any leaders this early in his recruitment.
What is he looking for in a school as he goes through the process?
“Really good fans, a good fan base, great coaches, just great people overall and great academics,” he said.
Fann (6-3, 245) could profile as a defensive end or tackle at the next level. He played on the edge as a sophomore last season, registering 63 tackles, seven sacks and five forced fumbles.
He camped at Georgia earlier this month and will go to South Carolina for its camp on Saturday.