Phenix City (Ala.) Central 2020 quarterback Tucker Melton was among Clemson’s guests for the 24-10 victory against Georgia Tech on Saturday.
The rising prospect on Clemson’s radar was high on the Tigers entering the visit, but his first time in Death Valley was even more memorable than he anticipated. Even the rainy conditions didn’t put a damper on his experience.
“It’s even better than I expected,” Melton told The Clemson Insider. “I loved the atmosphere there. Even with the weather, it was a packed house, and as a player you want to have a fan base behind you no matter what. It was an amazing experience, and I can’t wait to get back up there.”
Melton (6-3, 185) had a chance to check out Clemson’s new facility and cited it as one of the highlights of his visit.
“Of course the facility stood out to me,” he said. “I’ve seen pictures and videos, but it was my first time seeing it in person.”
Melton has also been to Auburn this season and is slated to visit South Alabama soon. He wants to visit Tennessee, while Troy and Middle Tennessee are showing early interest as well.
Clemson recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter, along with assistant director of recruiting Jordan Sorrells, let Melton know they have their eyes on him too.
“They are both excited about the way I’ve been playing,” Melton said, “and they want me to come down again this season and definitely get to some camps in the summer.”
Through six games as a sophomore, Melton had completed 27 of his 47 passing attempts (57 percent) for 565 yards and six touchdowns against three interceptions. He had also carried the ball 10 times for 63 yards and a pair of scores.
One of Melton’s teammates and top receiver targets is five-star Clemson target Justyn Ross.
Melton is also a pitcher/infielder for Central’s baseball team.