SEC commit plans to return to Clemson

SEC commit plans to return to Clemson

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SEC commit plans to return to Clemson

Despite committing to Florida over a year ago, Largo (Fla.) four-star defensive lineman Jaquaze Sorrells has continued to pick up offers from high-profile programs. So, the class of 2019 standout has kept an open mind in his recruitment and wants to check out other schools.

Sorrells (6-3, 250) has only been to Florida this season so far but is planning several other trips, including one to Clemson when the Tigers host Florida State on Nov. 11.

“I plan on visiting Florida State October 21st, Alabama November 4th, Clemson November 11th, then my final visit will be Michigan November 25th,” Sorrells told The Clemson Insider.

Florida was first to offer Sorrells on June 10, 2016, and he committed to the Gators on the spot. Since then, he has added offers from Clemson, Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, N.C. State, Oregon, Tennessee and Virginia Tech among others.

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables paid Sorrells a visit in May during the spring evaluation period before informing him of his offer from Clemson in June.

The Tigers then got Sorrells on campus for his first Clemson visit in July, when he toured the facilities and spent time with Venables as well as defensive line coach Todd Bates.

Asked what he likes the most about Clemson, Sorrells had a hard time pinpointing just one thing.

“Honestly that’s a good question,” he said, “but I’ll say I like it the most because of their every-day will to get better and the way they get pushed to be the best every day on and off the field.”

Sorrells is excited for his return trip to Clemson because he will get to experience the game-day environment in Death Valley for the first time.

“I’m really looking forward to it because it’s going to be my first time in Death Valley for a game,” he said, “and I really want to feel the energy of the fans in Death Valley.”

In addition to Florida, Sorrells said he is hearing the most from Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Michigan, Oregon and South Florida.

Where does Clemson stand with him heading into his upcoming visit?

“They’re in a good position,” he said.

Sorrells elected not to comment when asked if Florida’s 3-3 start to the season has impacted his commitment status.

As a sophomore last season, Sorrells recorded 47 tackles and eight sacks.

Sorrells, who could play defensive end or tackle at the next level, is ranked by ESPN as the No. 4 defensive end and No. 20 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

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