Clemson high on list for 5-star lineman

Clemson high on list for 5-star lineman

Feature

Clemson high on list for 5-star lineman

By

While on the recruiting trail last week, Clemson assistant Mike Reed went by Callaway High School in Hogansville, Ga., to check up on a pair of prospects with Clemson offers in talented wide receiver Michael Robertson and five-star offensive guard Keiondre Jones — both of whom received their offers from the Tigers on Sept. 15.

The Clemson Insider chatted with Jones, who said Reed spoke with his coach.

What did Jones, one of the top prospects in the 2019 class, hear from Reed through his coach?

“He said they wanted to get me up in January,” Jones said.

Clemson’s new $55 million football complex is scheduled to be completed in January, and Jones is interested in seeing it.

“I look forward to seeing the new facility,” he said.

Just a sophomore, Jones already has early offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Louisville, Memphis, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina, N.C. State, Tennessee and others.

The 6-foot-3, 260-pounder attended his first Clemson game in October when the Tigers played N.C. State. He made it to Auburn, Georgia and Tennessee during the season, as well.

“I had a great time at all of them,” Jones said.

But Jones especially enjoyed his game-day experience at Clemson. He also had a great time on campus while visiting over the summer.

“It was my best game visit thus far,” Jones said. “Clemson had my best game visit and non-game visit.

“I love it there.”

There is a long way to go in Jones’ recruitment, but right now, the Tigers are in a good position.

“Oh most definitely high on my list,” Jones said of Clemson.

He is looking for a school that cares about him as a person and feels like home.

“Feeling at home and feeling like I’ll be cared about as a person and of course goof ball,” Jones said of what will be important to him when making a decision in the future.

Jones is rated by 247Sports as the No. 5 prospect in Georgia, the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard and the nation’s No. 21 prospect overall in the class of 2019.

Latest

reply
4hr

Local standout athlete Randy “Deuce” Caldwell is coming off a strong individual season for Mauldin (S.C.) High School as a junior in 2020, when he was named to the South Carolina Football Coaches (…)

reply
2d

For the third time in four games, Aamir Simms did not have his best stuff. On Saturday, Clemson’s senior forward scored just five points while going 1-for-3 from the field in the 20th-ranked Tigers’ 80-61 (…)

More The Clemson Insider
Home