Belk ‘more than excited’ to get to Clemson

Belk ‘more than excited’ to get to Clemson

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Belk ‘more than excited’ to get to Clemson

After his official visit, Clemson commit Josh Belk can't wait to get on campus at Clemson

Clemson commit Josh Belk took his official visit to Clemson last weekend, along with the other 10 members of the Tigers’ historic 2018 recruiting class.

The Clemson Insider caught up with Belk to get the details on his visit. The Richburg (S.C.) Lewisville four-star defensive tackle has been to Clemson a number of times, including for the Auburn and Boston College games this season, but said the official visit was a unique experience.

“It went great,” Belk said. “I would say (the highlight was) the focus that was on the commits, and being at coach’s (Dabo Swinney’s) newly built house. It was all a great and new experience.”

Belk made the visit with his brother, sister and parents.

“They loved it,” Belk said.

Belk, who committed to Clemson in January, will arrive on campus this January as a midyear enrollee.

Clemson’s coaches expressed their excitement for him to officially join the program.

“At the time it was 51 days left until I enroll,” Belk said. “Coming fast. They’re ready to get me there.”

Each official visitor was assigned a player host to spend time with throughout the weekend. Belk was paired up with defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, one of his role models.

“I was with Dexter. It was great,” Belk said. “I look up to him as a big brother. Ready to get there and learn.”

Belk can’t wait to get on campus at Clemson and hopes to do his part to uphold Clemson’s rich tradition of defensive linemen.

“I’m more than excited to get there,” he said. “My goals are just to get in there, learn the schemes, work from day one and keep up that great D-line tradition. Work for that bar the older guys have set — (Christian) Wilkins, Clelin (Ferrell), Dexter (Lawrence) and Austin (Bryant). Just get in there and learn as much as I can.”

Belk (6-3, 300) is ranked among the top five prospects in South Carolina and top 10 defensive tackles in the 2018 class. He chose Clemson over other offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, LSU, Miami, N.C. State, North Carolina, Ohio State, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

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