On Tuesday, four-star defensive end Ryan Johnson visited Clemson.
Joined by 2017 wide receiver Ian Mowry, the teammates from Mobile-St. Paul’s Episcopal also went to UNC and Duke during their run through the Carolinas.
Johnson spoke with TheClemsonInsider after the stop in Clemson.
“It was a great visit. I can’t complain. I was able to see around the campus,” he aid.
Johnson saw both sides of things: academics and athletics. Defensive ends coach Marion Hobby served as his host.
“He was just able to show me different things that they offer,” Johnson said, “And I was able to meet some of the players.”
The nation’s No. 5 ranked (247) strong-side defensive end liked what he saw.
“That’s a top-notch program. It’s definitely a top-notch program with everything they have to offer,” Johnson said. “The facilities are state of the art and it’s going to be even better, because they have a new one coming out in 2017, so I can’t imagine how amazing that one will be.”
What did Hobby have to say?
“He was just telling me to come to Clemson and come play with some of the great defensive linemen that are there.”
And the players?
“They were just letting me know it’s a family atmosphere and it’s a great place to develop and attend college and play football for.”
Johnson plans to visit Alabama and Miami later this month. The Tide offered the same day he was in Clemson.
As a junior, he had 71 tackles and an interception.
Auburn has also offered, in addition to plenty of other top-notch programs, including Clemson. Johnson has no leaders, but he does plan to release a list of 10 favorites at some point this spring.
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