Trikweze Bridges is emerging as one of the state of Alabama’s top defensive back prospects in the class of 2019.
The 6-foot-4, 175-pound safety from Lanett, Ala., has been offered by Alabama, Florida, Kentucky and Mississippi State among others since receiving his first offer from Louisville in March.
Many other major programs are interested in Bridges, who possesses the size, length and ball skills that are always in high demand in college football secondaries.
Clemson is showing interest, and Bridges visited last week to compete at the Dabo Swinney Camp.
“It was a good opportunity to show the coaches my skills,” Bridges said. “I also enjoyed learning new drills from them.”
Bridges visited Clemson for the first time in April, when he was able to meet and tour the facilities with Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, Clemson defensive line coach Todd Bates and safeties coach Mickey Conn.
His camp visit allowed Conn to get a good look at his talents.
“He was glad that he had the chance to evaluate me and said that I did good,” Bridges said. “Coach Conn and I have a good relationship. When we speak to each other it’s like family.”
After experiencing Clemson again, Bridges said the family culture of the program under Swinney sticks out to him.
“What stands out to me is the way that coach Swinney built his program. It’s really a family,” he said. “Also talking to the players, they only gave me good vibes. Clemson has some of the best facilities I’ve seen, and I love the coaches there.”
Bridges has also camped at Alabama this summer.
As a sophomore last season, he earned first-team All-State honors after recording 90 tackles and 11 interceptions.
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