By Hale McGranahan.
A number of top prospects visited Death Valley Saturday to watch the Tigers whip the Gamecocks. TCI caught up a number of Clemson’s recruiting targets to get their thoughts on the game.
2016 LB Tre Lamar – Roswell, Ga. (AT THE GAME)
“I was impressed by their win and also how their defense played.”
2016 CB Robbie Robinson – Hampton, Va. (AT THE GAME)
“Beautiful win. I was proud of them. I was engaged the whole game just like I was playing myself.”
2016 DT Nyles Pinckney – Seabrook (AT THE GAME)
“Clemson came out fast and physical and just beat South Carolina’s defense all day.”
2016 OL John Simpson – North Charleston (AT THE GAME)
“It was awesome. My mom had a good time. I did also.”
2016 OL Parker Bourdreaux – Orlando, Fla.
“Absolutely loved it.”
2016 CB Myles Wolfolk – Upper Marlboro, Md.
“Dominated the game. I was happy to see them go out and get that rivalry win.”
2016 DB James Valdez – Santee
“It was shocking, but I love the energy both teams brought, but Clemson was clearly the better team from the start.”
2016 Landon Dickerson – Hickory, N.C.
“I think it was a great win. I thought Clemson played a lot better than South Carolina. And, in return, they got the win.”
2016 PK Alex Barbir – Cumming, Ga.
“I think it was a huge win for coach Swinney and the Clemson program. The defense played lights out the entire game. They stuffed up every hole and really put their hands in the dirt. Deshaun (Watson) being able to come back and perform today was crucial. I think it really brought together Clemson’s offense.”
2016 ATH Xavier Gantt – Buford, Ga.
“It was a great atmosphere. It was extremely loud the whole game. But great win for Clemson. Deshaun played really well.”
2016 OL Chris Barnes – Leesburg, Ga.
“It was a big win. I think they need that win on the stat book.”
DE Austin Bryant
“I was pumped about how our defense played. They made some big time stops. I would follow Deshaun Watson into war any day as well.”
QB Tucker Israel (AT THE GAME)
“Awesome, great atmosphere and experience.”
S Tanner Muse
“Think it was a great win and it’s great to put the state trophy home.”
LB Chad Smith
“Man, I was hyped watching the game. It was awesome.”
DT Gage Cervenka (AT THE GAME)
“It was big and it was a great win for the program, to be able to get the monkey off our back playing aginst them. It’s just good to be a Tiger.”
TE Garrett Williams (AT THE GAME)
“I thought they showed their heart. I’m very proud to be apart of this program. What an incredible win today. They played tough and out-played South Carolina in every aspect.”