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Clemson makes cut for nation's top cornerback

Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage five-star defensive back Patrick Surtain Jr. named Clemson among his top six schools Wednesday night via social media.

Alabama, Florida, Florida State, LSU and Ohio State also made the cut for the nation’s top-ranked cornerback.

“Thanks to all the schools that have recruited me in this tough grueling process,” Surtain wrote in a Twitter post. “Very blessed.”

Surtain (6-2, 182) lists offers from all over the country, including ones from Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Southern Cal, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA and Wisconsin in addition to his top six.

Surtain visited Clemson back in January for the program’s junior day.

As a junior last season, Surtain tallied 20 tackles, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions as he helped American Heritage win its third state title in four years.

He is the consensus No. 1 cornerback nationally according to the major recruiting services and ranked as high as the No. 3 overall prospect by Rivals.

 

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