Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic four-star DeMarcco Hellams made his first visit to Clemson in March, when he attended the program’s junior day a month after nabbing an offer from the Tigers.
With the college football season approaching, Hellams is looking to get back on campus for a game in the fall.
“I’ll try to make it there for a game,” Hellams told The Clemson Insider. “The difference-maker in a big game can be the crowd. I’m looking forward to seeing a game, getting the feeling of how it would be to play in Death Valley.”
Hellams (6-1, 195) is ranked by the major recruiting services as a wide receiver, but Clemson is looking at the two-way prospect as a safety as well.
Area recruiter Mike Reed was in touch with Hellams recently.
“I just talked to coach Reed last week,” Hellams said. “He talked about the way my playmaking abilities could really show in a aggressive defense like Clemson.”
Hellams said he doesn’t have a positional preference and is open to playing on either side of the ball at the next level.
“It doesn’t matter to me,” he said. “I’m comfortable at both positions.”
Along with Clemson, Hellams holds offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin and others.
There is a ways to go in the recruiting process for Hellams, who said many of the schools that have offered remain involved.
“I couldn’t bring it down to a few schools,” he said. “Mostly every school that’s offered me, we’ve kept in contact and are building relationships.”
Hellams most recently visited Ohio State and Penn State this month.
He is ranked by 247Sports as a top-five prospect in Maryland and top-250 overall prospect in the class of 2019.