The recruiting process starts at different times for different people.
Some players have the size and talent to stand out on a national level and become a top prospect. Others have to work harder to get recognized if they plan on getting a scholarship to schools that take in some of the top recruits in the country.
It’s not impossible, and coach Dabo Swinney and Hunter Renfrow are a testament to how far hard work can take you.
Clemson has tabbed another player along those same lines as Swinney and Renfrow in Hamp Greene, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound wide receiver out of Mountain Brook (Ala.) High School.
In addition to Greene’s earlier visit to Clemson, the 2019 prospect has also gone to Samford and Alabama this season.
Greene said he enjoyed all three visits, but his visit to Death Valley stood out to him.
“All three programs are impressive and well run,” he said. “Clemson is unique in a lot of ways. I really like the approach Coach Dabo uses and I love the environment at Clemson.”
Since visiting this year, Greene has been in touch with all three schools about “athletics, offensive schemes, and academics…also, attitude and the atmosphere of the program.”
Right now, Clemson Alabama, Samford, Troy and Jacksonville State have all been showing the most interest in Greene, but the Tigers look to be his favorite.
“I still love it for the same reason I love the culture and atmosphere,” he said. “The unity in the team is amazing. The coaches and players all share a great sense of purpose and the way Coach Dabo leads his team and their commitment to their faith in God makes it a very attractive and a special place.”
That all bodes well for Clemson if it continue to express interest in Greene, as the Tigers seem to mark everything off of his decision checklist.
“A great university with strong academics and athletics,” he said. “Ideally, I’d like to stay in South. My hope is to connect with a school and football program where there is a balance of athletics, academics, and faith.”
Greene told The Clemson Insider he wants to get back to Death Valley soon to get a better feel for the campus and academics.
“I’d love to visit and see the school campus as a whole,” he said.
While Greene does not currently hold any offers, he is relatively new to the recruiting process and said if Clemson continues recruiting him, it has a very high potential to be one of his top schools, if not his favorite come decision time.