Class of 2019 offensive lineman Luke Freudenthal is on Clemson’s radar, having shown well at the Dabo Swinney Camp each of the last three summers.
Last Saturday, the Richmond (Va.) Trinity Episcopal School prospect made his first game-day visit to Clemson for the Wake Forest game and left campus impressed with a new perspective.
“I loved every moment of it,” Freudenthal told The Clemson Insider. “Talking with coach (Robbie) Caldwell and coach (Brandon) Streeter went very well, and being on the sidelines during warmups gave me a new insight into Clemson football that I haven’t been able to experience before.”
Freudenthal’s participation in full three-day sessions of the Swinney Camp in 2015, 2016 and 2017 allowed him develop a relationship with Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell.
Caldwell has expressed interest in Freudenthal, and they were able to catch up on Saturday.
“He said he was really glad to see me again,” Freudenthal said. “I built my relationship with him over the prospect camps, and he told me after the most recent one to keep in contact with him after he was impressed with my performance. Saturday, we talked about how I’ve been playing this season so far and how it feels to be at Clemson, outside of the prospect camps.”
Freudenthal has been to other schools, but said his experience at Clemson was unique.
“What stood out to me was the opportunity to succeed,” he said. “I felt comfortable in Clemson, S.C., and it’s hard for me to say that about most other places. The atmosphere there was unmatched.”
Freudenthal (6-3, 295) is also getting interest from Wake Forest and Virginia. He hopes to visit Virginia for its game against Boston College on Oct. 21 and Wake Forest for its game against Louisville the following weekend.