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Clemson dream offer for rising Georgia lineman

Buford (Ga.) teammates and 2019 offensive linemen Harry Miller and Riley Simonds have seen their recruitments take off over the past couple of months since receiving their first offers from Virginia Tech in early April.

Clemson gave Miller his most recent offer last week, joining the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State and Tennessee on his offer sheet.

Simonds, meanwhile, hauled in offers from Florida, Maryland, Michigan State, Mississippi State and Oregon among others last month.

“It was an amazing feeling and humbling,” Simonds told TCI recently.

Simonds (6-4, 290), like Miller, has been on Clemson’s radar for some time.

The two have visited Clemson multiple times, including twice this year for the Tigers’ junior day in March and the spring game in April.

“It was a good experience and great seeing all the new facilities,” Simonds said of the spring game visit. “The new facility was amazing. My favorite part is definitely the nap room.”

Simonds, who plays with a physical and hard-nosed style, said Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell and area recruiter Mickey Conn have expressed interest.

“They like my size and ability to move,” he said.

Simonds is also garnering interest from schools such as Arkansas, North Carolina, Penn State and Stanford. He visited Alabama this month and plans to visit Auburn and Florida in July.

Just a short trip away from Buford, Clemson feels like a home away from home for Simonds, who called Clemson a dream offer of his.

“The family environment is what I like most about Clemson,” he said. “(An offer) would be awesome and a dream come true.”

— Above picture: Riley Simonds (left) with Harry Miller before Clemson’s game against Troy in 2016. 

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