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4-star tight end could see offer soon

As Clemson finishes its final recruiting push for the class of 2018, it will begin to start pushing more offers out to players and positions for 2019 that were somewhat dependent on who signs in the previous class.

One of those recruits could be Kennesaw Mountain (Ga.) tight end Ryland Goede. He has enviable size and speed at the tight end position and would figure to find a prominent role in the Tigers’ aerial attack, standing at 6-foot-7, 235 pounds.

Goede recently took visits to Big 10 powerhouses Nebraska and Ohio State, and said he enjoyed “just getting to meet all the staffs, seeing the campus’s and seeing how great their fans were.”

Both visits seemed to have a significant effect on Goede’s recruitment.

“I was already pretty high on OSU, but after seeing Nebraska they moved up a lot for me and made a great impression on me,” he said.

As for the rest of the season, Goede said he will be going to Georgia, Florida, Auburn and Michigan. A big reason Clemson is not a definite visit this fall is because Goede is still waiting for the Tigers to extend an offer.

“An offer would be huge for me, but I’m sure I’ll still get over there for a game,” he said. “Their offer would be huge and hopefully it’ll come soon. Their success on the field has been fun to watch for sure.”

Goede currently does not have any favorites but told The Clemson Insider Georgia, Auburn, Ohio State and Michigan are showing the most interest. While there is still plenty of time for schools to offer him, Goede is taking this fall to get a clearer picture of where he wants to end up.

“Just either looking forward to meeting the whole staff and seeing how I’d fit in or get back to the staffs that I’ve met and just catching up with them,” he said.

Although the Tigers have not offered Goede yet, talks between both sides have begun to ramp up again, so an offer in the near future is foreseeable.

“They’ve been texting me and I’ve talked to (Brandon Streeter and Danny Pearman) a few times,” said Goede.

The tight end said he plans on releasing favorites at the end of this season and committing in the spring.

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