Highly regarded in-state prospect will return to campus this weekend
In-state standout Quack Cohen is getting interest from major college programs and has been on Clemson’s radar for a while.
The 2019 four-star defensive lineman from Greer, S.C., will make his second visit to Death Valley this Saturday for Clemson’s primetime matchup with Georgia Tech.
“I am very excited to get back up to Clemson,” Cohen told The Clemson Insider.
Clemson has gotten a good look at Cohen, who has been a regular participant in the Dabo Swinney Camp in recent years. Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables saw Cohen compete last month when Greer played at Daniel.
Cohen (6-2, 235) had developed a good relationship with former defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks and former defensive ends coach Marion Hobby before they moved on after last season. So, he is looking to get to know current defensive line coach Todd Bates.
“Hopefully I can start a relationship with the new D-line coach,” Cohen said.
Cohen played linebacker before switching to defensive tackle this season.
He is a cousin of former Clemson star defensive end and current Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Kevin Dodd.
“We are really close,” Cohen said of Dodd. “I talk to him before all of his games, and I went and spent last Thanksgiving with him in Nashville since our season was over.”
Despite living just an hour away from Clemson, Cohen grew up a South Carolina fan before being converted by his experiences at the Swinney Camps.
“I just fell in love with it,” Cohen said of Clemson. “I was actually a Carolina fan before I went to the camp. I like that Clemson is really close to home, so my two little brothers would be able to come see all of my games if I went there.”
Along with Clemson, Cohen is drawing interest from Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Texas and Appalachian State.
Cohen has been to Duke and Appalachian State this season, and coaches from both schools have expressed the intent to visit him during the ongoing evaluation period.
As a sophomore last season, Cohen recorded 53 tackles, six sacks and four fumble recoveries. The No. 4 prospect in South Carolina per 247Sports was named a first-team freshman All-American by MaxPreps in 2015.