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4-star TE firmly on Clemson's radar, waiting for offer

A prospect that is firmly on Clemson’s radar for the next recruiting cycle returned to its campus this week for the Dabo Swinney Camp.

Acworth (Ga.) Kennesaw Mountain 2019 four-star tight end Ryland Goede competed at the evening session of the camp on Tuesday.

“It was a lot of fun working under coach (Danny) Pearman, getting to know him and learning a little bit about his style, and competing against the best that there is out there,” Goede told The Clemson Insider. “It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it.”

Goede toured the campus during the first workout. Between sessions, he had a chance to speak with Swinney.

“We chatted after the first session for about 20 or 30 minutes and just caught up a little bit,” Goede said. “I had a good talk with him as well. He said he was excited to see me and that he hopes I keep coming back.”

Goede received good feedback on his performance from Pearman and Clemson’s staff.

“They love my reach and my ability to go up and get the ball for being how big I am,” he said. “That’s one of my assets is being able to run really good routes, and I’m really quick out of my breaks, so they love that.”

Goede (6-7, 235) carries offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee and UCLA among others.

An offer from Clemson looks to be in store, whether it comes sooner or later.

“They’re saying that I’m really high up on their board, but they’re just waiting a while to offer me,” Goede said. “They said it could be sometime this week or a few months from now, but I should be on their future offer list.”

Clemson would be a strong contender should it enter the mix.

“They’ve been one of my top schools, so I’m just waiting on that, and hopefully it will come soon,” he said.

Prior to this week, Goede most recently visited Clemson for the South Carolina game last season. Tuesday’s camp stop marked his fourth time at Clemson.

“It’s really relaxing there, and you get there and you feel at home,” he said. “I feel like with those coaches and all the people surrounding me there, if I were to go there, I feel like I’d improve not only as a football player but more as a person as a whole.”

Goede also camped at Auburn on Friday and plans to go to Georgia on July 15.

He is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 4 tight end and No. 65 overall prospect in his class.

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