Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day four-star wide receiver Porter Rooks has already planned a number of game-day visits for this fall.
One of the contests the 2020 prospect is slated to check out is Clemson’s big early season matchup against Auburn on Sept. 9 in Death Valley.
“Should be a big game and a lot of loud fans,” Rooks told TCI. “Definitely should be a fun game.”
Rooks has visited Clemson as a recruit on a couple of occasions, including the Tigers’ junior day in March.
He is looking to build upon the relationship he has formed with the Tigers.
“I haven’t been in much contact with them over the summer,” Rooks said, “but I will start getting back in touch with them soon.”
Rooks (6-2, 180) is just a sophomore, but his offer sheet is lined with prominent programs. Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech are among the schools that have extended offers.
This early in his recruiting process, Rooks wants to see more schools before he begins to determine his favorites.
“Kind of hard to say since they can’t reach out to me yet,” he said. “We will see when I get on campus at a few schools.”
Clemson hasn’t yet offered, but its rich tradition at the receiver position appeals to Rooks.
“They definitely produce good receivers, so that’s always a great thing,” he said.
Rooks knows what he is looking for in a school, and has an idea of when he would like to make his college decision in the future.
“The campus would have to be like home,” Rooks said. “Of course the football program would have to have to be a perfect fit for me. Hopefully I could make my decision around my 18th birthday.”
In his first year on varsity, Rooks caught 35 passes for 531 yards and five touchdowns while rushing for 308 yards and two scores.
Rooks is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 3 receiver and No. 10 overall prospect in the class of 2020.
His older brother is Patrick Rooks, who played basketball at Clemson from 2013-15 before transferring to Chipola Junior College.
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