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4-star Florida commit discusses ‘great’ visit to Clemson

Exactly six weeks after landing an offer from the Tigers, Largo (Fla.) 2019 defensive lineman Jaquaze Sorrells made his first visit to Clemson on Friday.

“It was great,” Sorrells told The Clemson Insider. “I got to walk around, see the facility and just basically learn more about the rich history of Clemson.”

What did he think of the new football operations facility?

“I loved it,” he said.

Sorrells (6-3, 250) has been committed to Florida since June 10, 2016, when he received his first offer from the Gators.

However — having collected offers from Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia Tech among others since then — Sorrells is keeping his recruitment open and wants to visit other schools as he evaluates all of his options.

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables paid Sorrells a visit in May during the spring evaluation period before informing him of his offer from Clemson last month.

Sorrells was able to spend more time with Venables yesterday as well as defensive line coach Todd Bates.

“They’re down-to-earth guys,” Sorrells said. “They want the best for their players and (told me) ‘you can get that from Clemson.’”

Looking back on the visit, Sorrells was particularly impressed by a couple of things.

“The facilities,” he said, “and the fact that it was a Friday night and some defensive linemen were there still working to be the best possible.”

Sorrells previously visited Florida last weekend for its Friday Night Lights recruiting event. He said he could make a visit to Michigan soon, as well, and hopes to return to Clemson for a game in the fall.

Sorrells, who could play defensive end or defensive tackle at the next level, is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 186 overall prospect in the class of 2019.

 

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