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2019 defensive tackle high on Clemson coaches

Defensive tackle Zovon Lindsay recently took a visit to Clemson for the mid-June camp.

The Trinity Christian (N.C.) standout told The Clemson Insider he enjoyed meeting the coaches and is excited to come back and experience a game day atmosphere.

“It was good, I met Coach (Todd) Bates for the first time and I enjoyed the camp,” the 2019 defensive tackle said. “Camp was kind of hectic but he said he was glad that I came. I plan to hopefully come to some games this season.”

Although he’s only a sophomore, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound lineman felt like he was one of the best performers at camp.

“I feel like I was one of the best D-linemen there regardless of class. I did very good in the drills and one-on-ones,” said Lindsay.

One of Lindsay’s favorite highlights from camp was the player speeches after practice.

“When the former and current players talked to us after each practice, I learned a lot from them…Coach (Dabo) Swinney’s son spoke about the choices we make affect everything we do,” he said.

According to Lindsay, NC State and Virginia Tech are recruiting him the hardest right now.

The Tigers have not offered him, but the program and school really stand out to Lindsay in addition to the fact he has been a Clemson fan since he was a kid.

“It would be a blessing…Clemson is a special place, just the environment there is amazing,” he said. “I had a good time conversing with the players and overall it was a great visit. I’ve been a Clemson fan since I was 11 and to have an opportunity to play for them would be amazing.”

There are several things Lindsay is looking for in a school when he takes a visit.

“How the coaches interact with their players, the education, the atmosphere and talk to my position coach and see how he would use me,” he said.

While it is very early in his recruitment, N.C. State is Lindsay’s favorite so far.

“They were my first offer and I have a very good relationship with Coach (Dave) Doeren and Coach Patrick the defensive line coach,” he said. “They’ve been recruiting me the hardest so far.”

If Clemson does offer Lindsay, it could very well be one of his top schools and there are several things that stand out to him about both the school and the football program.

“The family atmosphere and it’s a beautiful place. They’re top in education and football,” he said.

Lindsay plans on committing before his senior season, but will “probably narrow it down around next spring.”

If he does end of becoming a Clemson Tiger, Lindsay says Dabo and Co. will be getting “a hard working player that’s gonna go 100 percent every play and I can also play multiple positions on the defensive line.”

In addition to his Clemson visit this summer, Lindsay will also be traveling to UNC and Wake Forest in July.

 

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