Clemson recruiting: Boston College game visitor preview

Clemson recruiting: Boston College game visitor preview


Clemson recruiting: Boston College game visitor preview

Clemson’s guest list of prospects for Saturday’s game versus Boston College doesn’t carry the amount of star power that it did two weeks ago when the Tigers hosted Auburn, but there will nonetheless be a number of big names on campus.

One of the headlining recruits expected to be on hand is a local standout. Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman 2018 offensive lineman Jordan McFadden will return to Clemson with his mother after attending the Auburn game with teammates.

McFadden (6-5, 280) committed to Virginia Tech in July before receiving an offer from Clemson in August. He is expected to visit Blacksburg next weekend for the Hokies’ home game against the Tigers, as well. McFadden also made several visits to Death Valley last season, including for Clemson’s rivalry rout of South Carolina, and he competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp in June 2016.

A trio of touted 2019 prospects are slated to be among Saturday’s visitors: Buford (Ga.) four-star offensive lineman Harry Miller, Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Blackman four-star wide receiver Trey Knox and Loganville (Ga.) Grayson four-star linebacker Kevin Harris.

After receiving an offer from Clemson in June, Miller most recently visited Clemson in July. He also attended the Orange & White spring game in April, Clemson’s junior day in March and a couple of games last season. Miller (6-4, 310) has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Virginia Tech among others.

Knox, who also visited Clemson for the spring game in April, lists offers from the likes of Auburn, Florida, LSU, Ohio State, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. He is working with a top six of Ohio State, Tennessee, Florida, LSU, Louisville and Vanderbilt, with the Buckeyes his leader. Knox (6-4, 195) told TCI that he believes Clemson will pull the trigger on an offer this weekend. If that comes to fruition, the Tigers figure to become a contender.

Harris (6-4, 210) cites offers from Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi State, N.C. State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon State, South Carolina and Tennessee.

A group of talented teammates from Marietta (Ga.) High are expected in town: 2020 athlete Dawson Ellington, Rivers, 2020 safety Rashad Torrence and 2021 athlete Jaquez Smith.

Ellington (5-11, 184) carries offers from Alabama, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, Syracuse, Tennessee and UCLA, while Torrence (6-0, 185) holds offers from Alabama, Duke, Florida and Syracuse. Smith (6-1, 185) has early offers from Florida and Nebraska.

The aforementioned trio will be joined by another Peach State prospect, 2020 linebacker Travis Rivers of Langston Hughes High in Fairburn, Ga.

Other notable visitors include Columbia (S.C.) Ben Lippen 2019 cornerback Akele Pauling, Gadsen (Ala.) 2019 wide receiver Jamontez Woods and Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville 2020 cornerback Malachi Moore.

Moore (6-0, 170) has offers from East Carolina, Oregon and UAB.



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