Darnell Jefferies feels right at home as part of Clemson’s 2018 recruiting class.
The defensive tackle from Covington (Ga.) Newton committed to Clemson last month and continues to build chemistry with his fellow commits.
“It’s been great,” Jefferies said of life as a Clemson pledge. “We (the commits) all keep in touch and are looking forward to playing together. The group of guys in my class are not only great football players but are really cool guys. We really have fun being around each other. I also feel we are a good fit with the players already on the team.”
Jefferies made his decision public on June 12, announcing for the Tigers over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State and South Carolina among others.
He and his family then visited Clemson for the Dabo Swinney Camp from June 13-15.
“We had a wonderful time,” Jefferies said. “My entire family loves being on campus and in town in general.”
Fully on board with Clemson, Jefferies has transitioned from the recruit to the recruiter and is doing his part to help the Tigers build upon what is already a mega-talented class.
He is making his pitch to several of Clemson’s targets, including Atlanta (Ga.) Carver four-star safety Quindarious Monday.
“Q from Carver and a few others text me,” Jefferies said. “My message is clear and it’s consistent: There is no place like Clemson. You get a world-class education and world-class coaching and football. It’s a great town and the fans were awesome from day one. It’s a total package with southern hospitality that is unmatched.”
Jefferies will be back on campus soon for Clemson’s All In Cookout.
“I am really looking forward to it,” he said. “I’m always happy when I have an upcoming trip to Clemson.”