On Wednesday, four-star cornerback Jaylin Simpson received a big offer from Clemson.
It meant a lot to the class of 2019 prospect from Frederica Academy in Saint Simons Island, Ga.
“It felt good to get the offer,” Simpson told The Clemson Insider. “It’s one that I’ve been waiting on.”
Clemson’s culture, in particular, holds high appeal to Simpson.
“I love the family feel,” he said. “Makes it feel like my school now.”
Simpson (5-11, 165) competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp in the summer of 2016 with teammate and four-star 2019 wide receiver Jashawn Sheffield, who received an offer from Clemson back in March 2016.
What do the Tigers like about Simpson?
“My athleticism,” he said. “And the fact that we come from a good school as far as character.”
Simpson owns an impressive offer sheet that includes Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia Tech among others.
After offering, Clemson is one of several schools standing out to Simpson at this stage of his recruitment.
“FSU, Ohio State, Miami and now Clemson,” he said.
Simpson doesn’t currently have a timetable for his future college decision.
“Still weighing all my options,” he said.
Most of the major recruiting services rank Simpson as a top-250 prospect in the 2019 class regardless of position. ESPN ranks him as the No. 10 cornerback and No. 137 overall prospect.
As a sophomore last season, Simpson logged five interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown, and 41 tackles. He also led his team in receiving yards and touchdowns.