Clemson offer ‘amazing’ for No. 1 New Jersey OL

Clemson offer ‘amazing’ for No. 1 New Jersey OL

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Clemson offer ‘amazing’ for No. 1 New Jersey OL

The latest offer from the defending national champs went out Friday to the top-ranked junior offensive lineman in New Jersey.

Princeton (N.J.) Hun School 2019 four-star offensive guard Caedan Wallace received an offer from Clemson and spoke with The Clemson Insider afterward.

“It feels amazing,” Wallace said of the offer. “I really had been looking forward to it. I had been in contact with them for a little while now, and Clemson is in my birth state of South Carolina, so it’s all great.”

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables informed Wallace — a South Carolina native who was born in Greenwood — of his opportunity to return home and be a Tiger.

“Coach Venables called me and told me the good news,” Wallace said. “I also spoke with coach Swinney, and he is excited to get me down there (for a visit) sometime soon.”

Wallace (6-4, 315) said several things about Clemson stand out to him from what he knows.

“They have great academics and athletics,” he said. “They also have a great, national-championship-bound program. They also put their players in the league, which is always a plus.”

In addition to Clemson, Wallace lists offers from Florida, Florida State, Maryland, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and others.

The top-200 national prospect cited a few early favorites in his recruitment.

“I’m still taking it all in right now, but Penn State, Oklahoma and Florida are a few top schools for me right now,” he said.

Wallace is ranked as the No. 1 offensive lineman in New Jersey and a top-10 offensive guard in the 2019 class. This season, he attended South Carolina’s game against Clemson in Columbia and also made visits to Penn State, Florida, FSU, Rutgers, UCF and USF.

Clemson signed an offensive lineman from New Jersey last February, former Peddie School offensive tackle Noah DeHond.

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