Clemson’s coaching staff has taken to the recruiting trail this week in the wake of winning a second straight ACC Championship, and on Wednesday, Clemson co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jeff Scott traveled to Georgia to check in on a topflight wide receiver.
Scott paid a visit to Frederica Academy in Saint Simons Island, Ga., to see high-four star receiver Jashawn Sheffield, a top-10 prospect in the 2019 class.
Sheffield told The Clemson Insider that he enjoyed Scott’s company and appreciates his appearance at the school.
“It means a lot,” Sheffield said. “I really like coach Scott.”
Clemson offered Sheffield in March. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder boasts a host of other offers, highlighted by ones from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State and Tennessee.
Sheffield said he and Scott talked about a lot.
“He talked to me about the changes on campus,” Scott said. “The team. My season. Coming to visit.”
His relationship with Scott is one of the reasons he holds Clemson in high regard.
“I feel like I can trust him,” Sheffield said. “I like that he keeps his word.”
As a sophomore this season, Sheffield totaled 1,102 yards, including 810 rushing and 134 receiving, with 13 touchdowns. As a freshman, Sheffield had 753 rushing yards and 316 receiving yards.
Listed as an athlete by some recruiting services, Sheffield projects as a wide receiver at the collegiate level.
Sheffield last visited Clemson in June for the Dabo Swinney Camp. He also visited Clemson in March and plans to return again in the spring.
“Hopefully I can make it to a bowl practice in Tampa,” Sheffield added.
This season, Sheffield attended games at Ohio State and Florida.
“Ohio State was really good,” he said. “One of the best I’ve had.”
Ohio State is recruiting Sheffield the hardest, along with Clemson, and the two schools are at the top of his list in the early stages of his recruitment.
“Ohio State and Clemson are my leaders right now,” Sheffield said.
Sheffield feels comfortable when in Clemson.
“I like the family feel, the city, players and coaches,” Sheffield said. “They really care.”
“Those will be the things that I look at when I make my final decision,” he added. “I want a place where I can be successful on and off the field.”
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