N.C. LB Jaylon Scott landed a big offer from the Tigers this week
A couple of prospects from the Tar Heel State have picked up scholarship offers from the defending national champs this week.
One of Clemson’s offers went out Monday to Shelby (N.C.) 2019 linebacker Jaylon Scott.
Scott (6-2, 220) called the offer “awesome” and said he has been a fan of the Tigers since he was young.
“They were my favorite team growing up,” Scott told The Clemson Insider.
Defensive coordinator Brent Venables delivered the big news to Scott.
“Coach (Mickey) Conn and I were talking on the phone, and coach Venables addressed the offer,” he said.
It marked Scott’s first contact with Clemson coaches, who like his versatility to play multiple linebacker positions.
“They told me I have the ability to play the WILL, SAM and MIKE linebacker positions,” Scott said.
After collecting the offer, Scott has already made plans to check out Clemson for the first time. He is set to take in the Tigers’ bowl practice Friday.
“I will be there Friday,” he said. “I just want to enjoy the visit and be with the team.”
What does Scott like about the program from what he knows heading into the visit?
“How fast and disciplined their defense is,” he said. “Matter of fact, their whole team.”
Scott received his first offers from N.C. State, North Carolina and Maryland last spring.
In 15 games as a junior this season, Scott filled up the stat sheet with 85 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, five sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two pass deflections and an interception. He blocked two punts on special teams, as well.
Fellow North Carolina prospect Anthony Harris, a 2019 safety from Havelock, also received an offer from Clemson this week.