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5-star has Clemson ‘very high’ on his list

Five-star offensive lineman Devontae Dobbs has made the long trip to Clemson from his hometown of Belleville, Mich., a couple of times.

After receiving a scholarship offer from Clemson during his most recent visit in July, the nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle in the 2019 class is looking to get back on campus again soon.

“Most definitely,” Dobbs told The Clemson Insider.

What is he hoping to get out of his next visit to Tiger Town?

“Getting to know some of their players and learning about their player development,” Dobbs said.

Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell has communicated with Dobbs since the Tigers offered him on July 14.

“The O-line coach says he wants to continue to create a relationship with me,” Dobbs said.

Caldwell has made a good initial impression on Dobbs.

“Pretty smooth individual,” Dobbs said. “He’s honest about his coaching ways which is respectable.”

Dobbs (6-4, 270) has no shortage of suitors, with close to 30 offers in tow. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA and Wisconsin are just some of his college options.

“All schools are showing lots of interest,” he said.

Dobbs wants to make a decision sometime after his junior year, but right now, he isn’t naming any leaders or rushing his recruiting process.

“Just taking it nice and steady,” he said.

When he looks at Clemson, Dobbs cited one thing in particular that stands out.

“The way they develop young men,” he said.

Where does Clemson stand on Dobbs’ list right now?

“Very high,” he said.

Dobbs made his first visit to Clemson last October, when he attended the Tigers’ thrilling last-minute victory over Louisville.

He is ranked by the major recruiting services as a consensus top-two offensive tackle and top-30 prospect regardless of position in the class of 2019.

 

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