4-star athlete: ‘It was just an awesome experience’

4-star athlete: ‘It was just an awesome experience’

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4-star athlete: ‘It was just an awesome experience’

Forest City (N.C.) East Rutherford four-star Demetrius Mauney is no stranger to Clemson, having visited the school several times.

After attending Clemson’s season opener against Kent State on Saturday, the class of 2019 athlete is slated to return to Tiger Town for the Auburn game this weekend.

“I’m coming back down for this week’s game,” Mauney told The Clemson Insider.

Mauney (6-0, 180) also visited Clemson for the Orange & White spring game in April as well as the N.C. State game last season.

Clemson certainly didn’t disappoint during his visit last Saturday, with the fan base serving as the highlight of his latest experience.

“The atmosphere was definitely there,” Mauney said. “I loved the fans. As I was walking through, the fans patted me on the back. It was just an awesome experience and time just to be back in Tiger Town.”

Mauney did nothing but produce in his first two seasons at East Rutherford. As a freshman in 2015, he rushed for 491 yards and five touchdowns while racking up 74 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries on defense. Last season, he tallied 989 rushing yards and recorded 45 tackles, six tackles for loss, a sack and an interception defensively.

Clemson views Mauney as a versatile defender, and he said it is one of the schools showing the most early interest.

“Clemson, VT and UNC,” he said.

There’s no question that an offer from the defending national champions would be very well received by Mauney should it come his way in the future.

“It would be an absolute blessing to be offered by the national championship team,” he said.

Mauney is ranked among the top 10 athletes and top-100 overall prospects in the 2019 class by Scout.

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