By Hale McGranahan.
Clemson was one of several schools under consideration by four-star defensive tackle Adam McLean before he committed to Penn State in April.
After withdrawing his pledge to James Franklin and the Nittany Lions two weeks ago, the Quince Orchard High School (Gaithersburg, Md.) senior is back on the market and Clemson is one of several schools in pursuit.
“One of my family members who goes to Clemson, Dorian O’Daniel, they’ve been relaying messages through him, keeping in touch that way,” McLean told TheClemsonInsider, during a recent interview.
Defensive backs coach Mike Reed has also been in contact.
“I talked to coach Reed and he was like, ‘We’re interested in you. I want you to come be apart of my family.’ They’re losing guys on the defensive line and he said I could really pick up the slack there,” McLean said.
Though a trip to Clemson has not been scheduled, McLean said he’s “trying to find time” to visit Tigertown.
“I think I might get a chance to go on an official visit there,” he said.
McLean has heard plenty of good things about Clemson, mainly from O’Daniel.
“It’s a family atmosphere they have down there. From what Dorian tells me, it’s a great brotherhood,” McLean said. “I trust his word, so it definitely must be that way.”
In addition to Clemson, McLean is also in contact with Texas, Ole Miss and South Carolina. Washington State hosted him for an official visit last weekend.