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4-star lineman: ‘I like everything about the Tigers’

Clemson offered 2019 offensive tackle Michael Tarquin in May, and the four-star from Belleview, Fla., visited Clemson again last month.

The visit thoroughly impressed Tarquin, and he remains high on the Tigers.

“I’m very interested in Clemson, extremely interested,” Tarquin told The Clemson Insider. “The main thing is all the coaches I met there I really liked, and my friend goes there, Blake Vinson, so that’s pretty cool.

“I just really like the feel there. I like everything about the Tigers.”

Tarquin (6-5, 290) has kept in touch with offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell since he was on campus June 9.

“I try to stay in touch with him,” Tarquin said. “I call him every week or every other week or so. We just talk, and he really wants me.”

Tarquin, who also visited Clemson for the spring game in 2016 before competing at the Dabo Swinney Camp last summer, hopes to return this fall.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing the game-day experience in Death Valley,” he said.

Florida State and LSU most recently offered Tarquin in June, joining schools such as Auburn, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee and Texas A&M on his offer list.

Tarquin went to Auburn, Michigan, Ohio State and South Carolina last month, as well. He said Clemson, Miami and Michigan are a few schools standing out to him right now.

A decision from Tarquin could come after his junior season.

“It’s probably going to be pretty soon, after my season maybe,” he said.

Tarquin is ranked by 247Sports as a top-15 offensive tackle in the class of 2019.

 

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