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Clemson recruiting roundup: Latest news and notes

The Clemson Insider rounds up the latest recruiting news and notes surrounding the Tigers:

Clemson offers Auburn commit. On Wednesday, Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood four-star wide receiver/athlete Matthew Hill announced an offer from Clemson.

Hill (6-2, 185) committed to Auburn in August over finalists Alabama and South Carolina. TCI has learned that he was offered by Clemson as a safety.

Hill is ranked by most of the major recruiting services as a top-250 prospect in the 2018 class regardless of position. ESPN ranks him as the No. 132 overall prospect nationally. As a junior last season, he recorded 849 receiving yards and 625 rushing yards while adding 512 yards on kickoff return. Defensively, he posted 24 tackles and three pass breakups.

Hill was in attendance for Auburn’s season-opening win versus Georgia Southern on Sept. 2. He plans to use his official visits before signing.

Hill joins Atlanta (Ga.) Carver four-star safety Quindarious Monday and Decatur (Ala.) Austin four-star running back Asa Martin as 2018 Auburn commits with offers from Clemson.

5-star Henry set for first official. Clemmons (N.C.) West Forsyth five-star defensive end K.J. Henry (pictured) is working with a top five of Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. The priority Clemson target will take official visits to each of those schools before he commits and signs in December.

Georgia will get the first official visit from Henry on Saturday when it hosts Mississippi State for a top-25 clash. He has been to Athens on several occasions this year, most recently on June 5. He visited Alabama the day before that and went to Ohio State in July before announcing his top five on July 31.

Henry (6-6, 230) was one of the headlining visitors for Clemson’s game against Auburn. Before kickoff, he was seen chopping it up with Clemson five-star commit Xavier Thomas and Spartanburg (S.C.) Day five-star forward Zion Williamson. It marked Henry’s first visit to Clemson since he was on campus with his parents in March. He had hoped to attend Clemson’s All In Cookout in July but was unable to due to a conflict with a team 7-on-7 tournament.

Henry could make his official visit to Clemson when the Tigers play Georgia Tech on Oct. 28.

McFadden, Miller to visit Saturday. Two Clemson offensive line targets are expected to be among the headlining visitors for Clemson’s game against Boston College on Saturday.

Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman 2018 three-star offensive tackle Jordan McFadden is slated to return to Death Valley, this time with his mother after taking in Clemson’s victory over Auburn on Sept. 9 with a couple of teammates.

McFadden, who committed to Virginia Tech in July, received an offer from Clemson in August. He spoke highly of the aforementioned visit for the Auburn game and is likely to visit Virginia Tech for its game versus Clemson next weekend as well.

Meanwhile, Clemson is slated to host one of its top offensive line targets in the class of 2019 — Buford (Ga.)’s Harry Miller. After receiving an offer from Clemson in June, Miller visited Clemson in July. He also attended the Orange & White spring game in April, Clemson’s junior day back in March and a couple of games last season.

Miller (6-4, 310) touts offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Virginia Tech among others.

Miller went to Ohio State for its game against Oklahoma earlier this month and could visit Clemson again for the Florida State game in November.

We’ll have more on the guest list for Saturday’s game, so stay tuned to TCI.

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