Clemson hosted one of the top prospects in the class of 2020 on a visit for the Orange & White spring game on Saturday.
Knoxville (Tenn.) Knoxville Catholic offensive lineman Bryn Tucker, who already holds a handful of major Power Five offers, spoke with The Clemson Insider about his first experience in Tigertown.
“It was unbelievable,” Tucker said. “Seeing the new facility, the best facility in the country. It was a great time seeing the atmosphere and the fans from Clemson. It’s unbelievable.”
Tucker made the trip with his parents.
“They loved it,” he said.” It was real nice seeing the facility for the very first time, watching the spring game, and I plan on probably being back for one of the games this year.”
Tucker had fun with the amenities the new facility has to offer.
“There was so much in it,” he said. “There was a golfing course, a basketball court, a bowling alley. I loved everything about it. Me and my family played a little bit of pool and a little bit of basketball, so it was great for me and my family to come see it.”
As much as that impressed him, he was even more impressed with Clemson fans.
“Clemson’s fans showed me a lot of love, liking tweets and tweeting stuff at me on Twitter,” Tucker said. “They showed a lot of love.”
The spring-game record 60,000 fans that filled Death Valley, and the atmosphere they created inside of the stadium, stood out to Tucker.
So did their affection for the recruits and commits in attendance.
“The fans are just crazy seeing all the commitments like Trevor Lawrence and Xavier Thomas and them,” Tucker said. “It was crazy how they wanted autographs and stuff. I think that was very cool and I respect that.”
Another cool aspect of the visit for Tucker was seeing his former Knoxville Catholic teammate, 2017 Clemson signee Amari Rodgers.
“Me and him were talking for a little bit about the game and stuff like that, having fun,” Tucker said.
Tucker also had the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell.
“We were just building a great bond together,” Tucker said, “talking about my family and and seeing what I need to improve on, what my strengths are.”
Tucker was first offered by LSU before his freshman season in July of last year. In-state Tennessee followed two days later, while Ole Miss, Alabama, Mississippi State and Louisville have all offered since, respectively.
Clemson, he said, is showing a lot of interest.
“They said I have a great attitude and they said I have a real nasty attitude on the field, and that’s what they’re looking for in an offensive lineman,” Tucker said. “They said I got great footwork and I’m really dominant.”
Tucker is hopeful for an offer from the national champs in the future.
“It would be very, very big to get that big offer from an ACC school, the best team in the country,” he said. “It would be truly amazing.”
Tucker visited Tennessee on April 4 and plans to return for the Volunteers’ junior day on the 22nd.