Intriguing DE gets first taste of Clemson

Intriguing DE gets first taste of Clemson

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Intriguing DE gets first taste of Clemson

An intriguing freshman prospect from Maryland was invited to attend Clemson’s elite junior day last weekend.

Hyattsville-DeMatha 2021 defensive end Colin Mobley got his first taste of Clemson last Saturday.

“Clemson was my first-ever visit,” Mobley told TCI. “I want to first off thank coach Dabo Swinney for inviting me when I’m only a freshman. I enjoyed the tours that were given to all of the recruits. … I really enjoyed Clemson and the atmosphere and cannot wait to come back to Death Valley soon.”

Though he is only a freshman, Mobley already stands at 6-foot-4, 240 pounds. His length, physicality and athleticism were on display last season as he played significant snaps for DeMatha.

Mobley met Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables and defensive ends coach Lemanski Hall while on campus. He also spent plenty of individual time with defensive graduate assistant Zachary Alley.

“They explained to me that Clemson wants players that work hard in the classroom and on the field,” Mobley said. “Coach Zach told me about the NCAA rules and that he was looking forward to seeing me soon in the spring time at a practice and the spring game.”

Mobley was amazed by all Clemson has to offer. But a couple parts of the visit stood out to him in particular, including his opportunity to experience the Tigers’ unique pregame tradition.

“I enjoyed going into the stadium, touching Howard’s Rock and running down the hill. It felt amazing,” Mobley said. “I also enjoyed putting on the uniforms. It felt unreal.”

Boston College and Syracuse have shown early interest along with Clemson.

Mobley figures to attract a lot more attention from colleges in the future and is a name to remember moving forward.

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