Talented in-state prospect Jaylon Girdner was invited to visit Clemson last Saturday for the Tigers’ game against The Citadel.
The 2019 defensive back from Spartanburg (S.C.) High gave his experience a glowing review.
“It was definitely my favorite visit I’ve been on so far,” Girdner told TCI. “Just the whole atmosphere felt amazing.”
Girdner, who made the trip with his mother and a close friend, said his favorite part of the visit occurred after Clemson’s 61-3 win.
“Honestly, going into the locker room afterward to see the team celebrate and dance,” he said. “They really seem to have a connection with each other, and it felt a lot different seeing it in person than seeing it on Twitter or Instagram.”
Girdner (6-1, 185) is also getting interest from Louisville, Maryland and Navy among other schools. The junior visited Maryland in September and attended a game at Louisville last season. He has also visited Duke.
A native of nearby Spartanburg, Girdner grew up a Clemson fan.
He is an even bigger fan now after his first recruiting visit to the school.
“The team chemistry, facilities, coaches, fans, everything in the program is the best there is in the country,” Girdner said. “I know it’s somewhere I’d want to go and play at.”
In 12 games this year, Girdner registered 46 tackles, three pass deflections and an interception. As a sophomore last season, he posted 35 tackles, a tackle for loss, sack, quarterback hurry, four pass deflections, one forced fumble and a pick.