Clemson has been able to quietly reload at linebacker over the past half-decade with guys like Kendall Joseph, Stephone Anthony and Tony Steward.
While Ben Boulware is now known around the football world for his passionate play (ultimately getting him to the NFL), the Tigers linebacker core is largely made up of soft-spoken, unknown contributors.
One thing is for sure though, they help solidify the middle of the field behind one of the best defensive lines in all of college football.
Shane Lee, a 2019 inside linebacker from St. Frances (Md.) Academy, already looks the part of a college backer.
Standing at 6-foot, 240-pounds, Lee might lack the ideal height, but possesses a great build for a linebacker (remember Boulware was only 6-foot).
Lee has visited Florida State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin over the past couple weeks, and that those visits “went well.”
In addition to those three visits, he plans on taking at least two more this summer.
“West Virginia coming up and PSU on the 15th of July that’s it so far,” he said.
While Clemson doesn’t appear to be on his list for a summer visit, he did say he is “going to try and get down for a game” this coming season.
At the moment, Lee does not have any favorites and “no school is pushing more than another” with the schools that have offered him so far, Clemson being one of them.
He did say, however, that the people at Clemson really stood out to him.
“Everyone was just really nice,” he said.
Lee does not currently have a timetable for narrowing his recruitment or making a decision, but if Clemson is the school to be, he would give the program “someone who works very hard” and is trying to improve “everything” in his game.