2019 recruit firmly on the Tigers' radar
Daleville (Va.) Lord Botetourt 2019 offensive guard Jesse Hanson returned to Clemson last Saturday to take in the Tigers’ win over Florida State.
Hanson is highly interested in Clemson, as evidenced by the number of times he has been to the school. Saturday’s visit marked his second this season as he attended the Auburn game in September as well.
He also visited Clemson for the spring game in April and the Syracuse game last season, while he has competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp the last six summers.
“I really, really like Clemson,” Hanson told TCI. “I think it’s no secret.”
Hanson particularly enjoyed spending more time in Clemson’s football operations complex.
“Clemson is the football Disney World,” he said. “And they play championship football too.”
Hanson (6-4, 290) has received offers from Duke and West Virginia this fall to go with other power conference offers from Iowa State and Virginia.
Several other major programs are expressing interest, including Clemson. Hanson met with offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell, recruiting coordinator Brandon Streeter and offensive line graduate assistant Thomas Austin during Saturday’s visit. The Tigers reiterated that he remains squarely on their radar for the 2019 class.
“Coach Austin, coach Caldwell and Coach Streeter all sat down with me and just talked life,” Hanson said. “And coach Austin and Coach Caldwell talked about my play and that I’m right in the recruiting mix.”
Hanson has stayed busy with recruiting trips throughout the season, and he has another lined up for this Saturday.
“I have a visit to Virginia Tech this weekend,” he said, “and I have been to South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, App State, Liberty, Notre Dame and Duke this year.”
Hanson plans to render a decision before the start of his senior season next year.
Both of Hanson’s parents graduated from Clemson. His father’s youngest brother and his mother’s brother are Clemson alumni, too.