Peach State prospect set to visit Clemson after adding offer
Tuesday was a terrific day for Savannah (Ga.) Islands linebacker Kalen Deloach, who saw his recruitment start to take off.
The class of 2019 prospect received three major scholarship offers from Clemson, LSU and North Carolina.
“It felt great,” Deloach told The Clemson Insider. “I didn’t expect to pick up three big offers. It showed that my hard work is starting to pay off.”
Deloach (6-1, 205) began drawing interest from power conference programs during his junior season last year as he tallied 76 tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks through the first six games.
South Carolina gave him his first Power Five offer in September, and West Virginia followed with an offer in November.
Deloach, who also plays basketball for Islands, learned of his scholarship offer from Clemson before his team’s game Tuesday evening. Defensive coordinator Brent Venables delivered the good news via a phone conversation.
“It’s a big offer to have on the table,” Deloach said, “and it’s a blessing to know that I can have a chance to play at the school.”
Deloach visited Clemson for the first time in November when he attended The Citadel game.
He is set to return this weekend for Clemson’s annual elite junior day and looks forward to getting a closer look at things.
“I would like to see the campus and see the new facilities that were just built,” Deloach said, “and get to meet some of the coaches that I haven’t met yet.”
Deloach is planning to visit South Carolina the following weekend. In addition to the schools that have offered, he is getting interest from Georgia, Georgia Tech and Kentucky.
When it comes to Clemson, Deloach said a couple of things stand out.
“I like Clemson because I feel like they have a great coaching staff that prepares you for the next level,” he said, “and also the atmosphere they play in.”
DeLoach earned first-team all-state honors in Georgia’s 3A classification last season. He was also named to ESPN Coastal’s 2018 All-Savannah Team following the season.