Clemson recently offered one of the country's top 2019 WRs
Nashville (Tenn.) Franklin Road Academy four-star wide receiver Lance Wilhoite is used to getting scholarship offers and has well over a dozen of them, but his latest one from Clemson stands out.
Wilhoite told The Clemson Insider he was especially excited to receive an offer from the nation’s No. 1 team.
“This offer is probably the most exciting one thus far,” he said. “This offer was just as big as Alabama to me. They are the top team in the nation, and for them to offer me is a blessing.”
Clemson co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jeff Scott formally extended the verbal offer on Sunday night.
Wilhoite, a touted prospect in the 2019 class, said they have been communicating for the past few months.
“He was telling me how they don’t really offer kids like that and that I was a top target for him,” Wilhoite said of Scott. “And he already has a few Tennessee guys — Tee Higgins and Amari Rodgers — that are playmakers already. He also said that I could add on to the already great line of receivers up there.”
Wilhoite (6-2, 175) owns other power conference offers from Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Purdue, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. He cited Clemson, Ohio State, Indiana, LSU, Mississippi State and Louisville as the schools he feels are recruiting him the hardest right now.
A commitment decision could come before his senior season next year.
“I’ll start to narrow things down after this summer and probably commit going into my senior year,” he said.
Wilhoite is looking to visit Clemson for one of its junior days next year.
In nine games as a junior this season, Wilhoite caught 47 passes for 792 yards and eight touchdowns.
He is ranked by ESPN as the No. 5 receiver and No. 38 overall prospect in the class of 2019.