By Hale McGranahan.
About two months after Clemson first offered Dax Hollifield, the freshman linebacker from Shelby, North Carolina made the trip south to Tigertown.
Hollifield, who attended Clemson’s game against Louisville in the fall, was back on campus for Junior Day in March.
“It was nice. I liked it a lot. It was really fun. I liked the campus a lot, I really liked
the campus,” he told TheClemsonInsider.
Area recruiter Dan Brooks extended the Tigers’ offer when he stopped by Shelby High School during the January evaluation period.
“I talked to coach Brooks mainly and he was just talking to my dad about what goes on
around and what they do, what they’ve done, what they did this year,” Hollifield said of Junior Day. “We watched the highlight film. He was just telling me what they did. He talked to me about a story about what all of the stuff was. I like him a lot. He’s really nice.”
Though Hollifield enjoyed his Clemson game day experience last October, he didn’t get a chance to see much outside of Memorial Stadium.
“There were a million people,” he said. “It was — I don’t know how to explain it, it was the biggest sport I’ve been to. They said there were 100,000 people there, it was so loud. It was so crazy. It was nice. I liked it a lot.”
For now, Hollifield has no plans for any other visits, but he could return to Clemson for the Orange and White spring game.
As a freshman, he had 129 tackles, six sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception.