Wide Receiver has been one of the major calling cards of the Clemson football program, especially in the NFL with some many former players playing on Sundays. As the Tigers look to extend their legacy as Wide Receiver University, they are already looking ahead at some of the top talent in 2019.
Junior Jashawn Sheffield out of Frederica (Ga.) Academy has already shown Clemson enough to secure an offer back in March 2016. The Clemson Insider caught up with Sheffield to check in on the receiver’s recruitment at the moment.
Sheffield recently camped at South Carolina and Florida in the past month and enjoyed both of his visits.
“The visits went great. Got a lot of love from the coaches,” he said.
The visits did not make narrowing down his recruitment any easier according to Sheffield.
“It really gave me more to think about,” he said. “There are a lot of good programs with great men leading them.”
The wide receiver says the rest of the summer could include visits to Ohio State, Florida State and Miami. A Clemson visit did not appear to be in the cards, but Sheffield did mention that he wants to visit Tigertown. Whenever he does make it back up to campus for a visit, he would like to spend more time with the coaches and see the campus.
Sheffield also told TCI he occasionally talks with co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Jeff Scott about “just what it means to play for Clemson and what I can expect when I come to Clemson, as far as playing time.”
Florida State, Miami, Florida and Ohio State are all recruiting Sheffield the hardest right now, and he said he “likes them all. Each school has something special to offer.”
Sheffield is looking for a school that fits his criteria.
“Family feel,” he said. “Somewhere where I can become a better person.”
While Clemson is not currently one of his top schools, it has a very high possibility of being one of his favorites down the road.
“Absolutely. I like what Coach Scott does with the wide receivers and the family feel,” he said.
While preparing for his college career and developing his all-around game, there are several things Sheffield is looking to improve this coming season.
“I want to be more of a leader,” he said. “I’m playing more defense this year so I want to make the same type of impact on that side of the ball like I do on the offensive side.”
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