Recruits react to Clemson's victory over Auburn

Recruits react to Clemson's victory over Auburn


Recruits react to Clemson's victory over Auburn

Third-ranked Clemson thwarted No. 13 Auburn by a score of 14-6 on Saturday night in Death Valley. The ACC’s Tigers dominated defensively, limiting the SEC’s Tigers to 117 yards of total offense, while starting quarterback Kelly Bryant ran for two touchdowns in the win.

Clemson hosted a slew of top prospects for the contest, and after experiencing the atmosphere from the sideline before kickoff, they were able to witness the big win. After the game, The Clemson Insider reached out to a number of recruits who were in attendance for their reactions to Clemson’s victory:

Clemson commit Darnell Jefferies, 2018 DT, Covington (Ga.) Newton High: “Absolutely wonderful! Defense was stellar, and I can’t wait to be a part of continuing the great defensive legacy at DLU. I could hardly sit down in the stadium… I wanted to get out there with my boys. It was great to watch how they played as a unit and celebrated with each other. It was just special! Coach V and Coach Bates had them ready.”

Clemson commit B.T. Potter, 2018 K, Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe High: “It was awesome. The atmosphere was so amazing, I got goosebumps just thinking about getting to play in front of that next year. Definitely a huge win that is going to wake up the doubters.”

Clemson commit Jake Venables, 2018 LB, Central (S.C.) Daniel High: “Great performance all around. Old-school!”

Georgia commit Jadon Haselwood, 2019 WR, Ellenwood (Ga.) Cedar Grove High: “It was very exciting to witness.”

Georgia commit Nolan Smith, 2019 DE, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy: “It was very nice. I had fun.”

Nebraska commit Brendan Radley-Hiles, 2018 DB, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy: “Great team win. Glad I was here to watch a Southern showdown like that.”

Michel Dukes, 2019 RB, Charleston (S.C.) First Baptist Church School: “It was a great game. Loved the atmosphere.”

Tyus Fields (brother of Clemson corner Mark Fields), 2019 CB, Cornelius (N.C.) Hough High: “It was a great environment. Big win!”

Sam Howell, Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley High: “It was a really exciting game. The fans are awesome every time I’m there. It’s just different at Clemson.”

D.J. James, 2019 CB, Spanish Fort (Ala.) High: “The environment was amazing! Great hospitality. I really enjoyed the game. The offense and defense fought really hard, and the fans are just out of this world!”

Ramel Keyton, 2019 WR, Marietta (Ga.) High: “I already knew we were going to win. No surprise.”

Zovon Lindsay, 2019 DT, Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian School: “It was a great win. The defensive line dominated.”

Jackson Lowe, 2019 TE, Cartersville (Ga.) High: “It was a very good game. The atmosphere was great!”

Tiawan Mullen (brother of Clemson corner Trayvon Mullen), CB, Coconut Creek (Fla.) High: “Clemson’s win was a teaching lesson and also exciting because they fought through adversity and it was amazing how they came together and pulled the victory.”

Brannon Spector (brother of Clemson linebacker Baylon Spector), 2019 WR/S, Calhoun (Ga.) High: “Sure was a big win tonight! I believe that the atmosphere of the fans had a big impact on the game. But awesome job overall as a team!”

Ray Thornton, 2019 DB, Phenix City (Ala.) Central High: “It was a big win. It really showed who put in the most work. It came down to the last quarter. Both teams worked hard but Clemson wanted it even more. The game and the atmosphere was great. I loved every second of it. The fans also loved all the recruits. It was a great experience.”

Andy Boykin, 2020 DE, Lagrange (Ga.) Troup County High: “It was a great team win. The defense stepped up big-time allowing only 38 yards rushing and 11 sacks. Great win.”

Jacolbe Cowan, 2020 DE, Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day School: “I was impressed by the way that Clemson stayed poised after a rocky start and finished with the win. There is no question that their defensive line is a force to be reckoned with.”

Rahjai Harris, 2020 RB, Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes High: “It was nice. It’s a good start to (the season) beating a very good team. I was very excited throughout the whole game.”

Porter Rooks, 2020 WR, Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day School: “The atmosphere at Clemson was great. Clemson has loyal and relentless fans!”



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