The defensive line has been just one of the several trademark positions at Clemson over the past decade.
Sending players like Vic Beasley, Grady Jarrett, Carlos Watkins and Shaq Lawson to the NFL has cemented the Tigers claim as one of the best producers of pass rushers in the country.
As they look for the next generation of defensive lineman in 2019, tackle Zovon Lindsay could get a strong look from coaches Todd Bates and Brent Venables.
Lindsay said he plans on visiting Clemson, Virginia Tech, N.C. State, Duke and UNC this fall. He confirmed to The Clemson Insider he will be attending the Clemson vs. Auburn game in Death Valley on Saturday.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pound tackle out of Trinity Christian (N.C.) School said he is looking forward to further establishing his relationship with Bates.
“Just getting to talk to Coach Bates more and enjoy the game day atmosphere,” Lindsay said.
He has been in contact with Bates recently, and the two already have a solid relationship.
“I have via twitter,” he said. “He’s been sending me edits and stuff like that but I really wanna get down there to talk to him in person.”
Clemson could be close to offering Lindsay, who already possesses the frame to add functional strength and bulk to play at the next level. This week’s visit could prove crucial to his recruitment.
“Hopefully pretty close but I’ll let the coaches decide that, I’ll just continue to do what I need to do on and off the field to earn it,” he said.
According to Lindsay, N.C. State, Clemson and Virginia Tech are all showing the most intersest in him at this point.
Lindsay said he is focused on continuing to build relationships with coaches and establishing a better overall feel for each school he visits.
“Just show me that I’m a priority for them and also how they treat me and my parents,” he said. “I also want to know about the education there.”
Lindsay does not seem to worried about getting offers right now.
“Just enjoying the process right now…probably around spring, I’m not really rushing the process,” said Lindsay.