After Clemson’s win over The Citadel on Saturday, local 2020 prospect Tyler Venables got big news from Dabo Swinney.
Venables, the youngest son of defensive coordinator Brent Venables, was informed of a scholarship offer from Clemson.
“We were in the locker room,” Tyler told The Clemson Insider. “After coach Swinney broke it down with the team, he came up to me and shook my hand, and told me he wanted to offer me a scholarship.
“It’s exciting. It just shows that all the work has paid off.”
Tyler spoke with his father shortly after receiving the offer.
“He was talking to the media, and I told him after,” Tyler said. “He was really excited for me.”
Tyler (5-11, 185) played both safety and quarterback for Daniel High as a sophomore this season. Clemson offered him as a strong safety.
Not only does his dad coach at Clemson, but his brother Jake is a 2018 four-star linebacker committed to Clemson in the 2018 class.
“I’d definitely like to play another two years with Jake,” Tyler said. “That sounds good. But no offers are off the table.”
Tyler has been around Clemson’s program a lot, and said he likes a lot about it.
“The facilities, the people, the atmosphere,” he said. “It’s just a good family environment, and so many good players come out of there. They work.”
Venables also received an offer from Nevada this month.
In 10 games as a sophomore, Tyler passed for 640 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 198 yards and four scores. Defensively, he recorded 16 tackles, including three tackles for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception.