Class of 2019 offensive lineman Jesse Hanson has been a regular visitor to Clemson over the years, and the Daleville (Va.) Lord Botetourt recruit returned last Saturday for the Auburn game.
“I loved it,” Hanson said of the visit. “I always do.”
Hanson (6-4, 290) holds several offers including ones from Iowa State and Virginia, while Boston College, Notre Dame, Stanford, Virginia Tech and West Virginia are some of the schools showing interest along with Clemson.
Hanson had heard a lot from Clemson since Sept. 1 — the first day college coaches could start actively reaching out to junior prospective student-athletes — and he continued to feel the love from the Tigers during the visit.
“It seemed like they were giving me more attention than before,” Hanson said. “I got to try on a jersey and had more face time with the coaches.”
One coach Hanson has developed a close relationship with during his frequent visits to Clemson is offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell.
The two were able to spend time together before Clemson’s 14-6 victory Saturday.
“He said that he’s watched my film, and he introduced me to his wife and showed me around a little,” Hanson said.
The topic of a potential offer from Clemson came up in their conversation.
“They said no offer at this point, but just to be patient and that they are slow to offer,” Hanson said.
Hanson visited Clemson for its spring game in April and attended the Syracuse game last season, as well. He also competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp in June for the sixth year in a row.
Having become very familiar with Clemson and what the program has to offer, what does he like the most about it?
“The facility and coaches stand out a lot,” Hanson said.
Before attending the Auburn game, Hanson visited Notre Dame for its season opener against Temple. He plans to visit Duke, Virginia and Virginia Tech this season also.
Both of Hanson’s parents graduated from Clemson. His father’s youngest brother and his mother’s brother are Clemson alumni, too.