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Offer could put Clemson on top for No. 7 OT

Clemson is always looking for the perfect fit on the offensive line. The offense, run by Jeff Scott and Tony Elliott, requires its big guys to not only be big, but versatile as well.

Guys like Mitch Hyatt are a perfect example of what the ideal Clemson lineman should look like both physically and mentally. Obviously, other guys like Tyrone Crowder and Taylor Hearn are also a perfect matches because of how versatile they are. They may not have had the high rankings that Hyatt had, but they were versatile enough to develop into very good college players on one of the most consistent lines in the country.

As the Tigers roll out the recruiting wagon for 2019, an offer could be coming soon to tackle Quinn Carroll. A 6-foot-6, 285-pounder from Edina (Minn.) High School, Carroll might be a little out of Clemson’s normal recruiting zone, but he could be worth the reach if they end up giving him an offer.

The No. 7 offensive tackle in ESPN’s first release of their top 300 players told The Clemson Insider that he plans on visiting Ohio State, Notre Dame, USC and UCLA for sure this fall, but was not certain if he’d make it down to Death Valley for a game.

According to Carroll, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Minnesota are currently recruiting him the hardest.

While he has not been in contact with Clemson recently, Carroll said an offer from them could be a game changer.

“I have no doubt that if Clemson were to offer me they would be in my top few schools,” he said. “They are a phenomenal program with similar values that me and my family hold. I also really enjoyed my visit in the spring.”

The Tigers still have time to continue establishing a better relationship with Carroll and possibly even offer him as he does not have a timetable for his decision.

 

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