Clemson usually adds a tight end to every recruiting class and has had major success over the last 10 years. While they already have one tight end commit in the 2018 class in Seneca’s Braden Galloway, the Tigers are still open to taking one more.
While the 2018 recruiting cycle is still very much alive and in the middle of the process, 2019 holds promising candidates the Tigers are taking a hard look at. Kennesaw (Ga.) Mountain standout Ryland Goede looks to be the lead guy on Clemson’s list of tight ends to look for in next year’s recruiting class.
Over the last month Goede has camped at Clemson, Auburn and Georgia, and said each school has something that stands out to him.
“I love Auburn’s campus and Clemson’s facilities but also UGA’s offense,” said Goede.
Goede told The Clemson Insider he does not have any planned visits for this summer and is not sure when he will make it back to Clemson.
At this point in his recruitment, Goede said Georgia, Auburn, Ohio State and Michigan are recruiting him the hardest. The 6-foot-7, 235-pound tight end did say Clemson can easily find its way into his favorites when he starts to narrow down his recruitment next spring.
Although the program has not offered Goede yet, Clemson has “already impressed me so much already.”
If the Tigers end up offering him, Goede said “it’d be huge. They’d definitely be in the top of my list.”
He said quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter has been in contact with him since Clemson’s camp last month. According to Goede, most of the conversations between him and Streeter have been “just small talk and where they see me fitting in,” but Streeter has also told him there will most likely be a reward for waiting down the road.
“They also said it could be awhile but that I’m number one on their board,” said Goede.
Overall, Goede said “the family feel and the facilities” really stand out to him in comparison to other schools he has visited.
From what he has seen, Goede says if his recruitment with Clemson develops, he could see himself fitting in with one of the top teams in the country.
“I feel like I would fit in great,” he said. “They fit me as a football player and as a man so I’d be excited to have the opportunity.”
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