Clemson recruiting roundup: Latest news and notes

Clemson recruiting roundup: Latest news and notes

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Clemson recruiting roundup: Latest news and notes

The Clemson Insider rounds up the latest recruiting news and notes surrounding the Tigers:

Clemson hands out another CB offer. Clemson is working to add one more cornerback to its 2018 recruiting class. The Tigers are aiming to sign another cornerback in February to join Atlanta (Ga.) four-star Kyler McMichael, who inked his NLI with Clemson last month.

Since the start of the calendar year, four cornerbacks in the class of 2018 have reported offers from Clemson. The Tigers’ latest offer went out on Wednesday to Lee’s Summit (Mo.) West four-star cornerback Mario Goodrich (pictured).

Goodrich (6-2, 180) committed to Nebraska last May before withdrawing his pledge in early December. Since then, he has picked up offers from Oregon, Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma State, LSU and Clemson to go with others from schools such as Georgia and Ole Miss.

Georgia is set to host Goodrich for his third official visit this weekend. Goodrich made an official visit to Nebraska in November and went to LSU, the perceived frontrunner in his recruitment, last weekend.

Goodrich is slated to visit Ole Miss and Florida the next two weekends, respectively, before National Signing Day on Feb. 7. Things are always subject to change in recruiting, though, especially this late in the cycle. Clemson figures to try for an official visit date.

Though the Tigers are throwing their hat in the ring late, cornerbacks coach Mike Reed has had eyes on Goodrich before. Reed established contact with Goodrich in the spring before paying him a visit in May.

At the time, Goodrich told TCI that he was interested in Clemson. “I’m interested,” he said then. “I don’t really know too much. I know it’s a nice campus. … I obviously know that they won the national championship (in 2017).

TCI will continue to track this situation moving forward.

Bates pays visit to Texas DL. Clemson defensive line coach Todd Bates traveled to Judson High in Converse, Texas, on Wednesday to check in with four-star defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal.

Leal, a 2019 prospect, received an offer from Clemson in December.

Earlier this month, Leal (6-6, 280) named Clemson one of his top five schools along with Alabama, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M. TCI spoke with him about Clemson after he released his top group.

Pearman checks in on Georgia lineman. Clemson assistant Danny Pearman stopped by Brunswick (Ga.) High on Wednesday.

Class of 2019 four-star offensive tackle Warren McClendon attends Brunswick. He has an offer from Clemson as well as South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Miami, Ohio State and others.

McClendon (6-5, 290) is ranked among the top 250 prospects in the 2019 class by all of the major recruiting services.

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