Curtis Fann, one of the Peach State’s top 2019 defensive line prospects, made his first game-day visit to Clemson on Saturday.
The four-star from Emanuel County Institute in Twin City, Ga., was very impressed by the Tigers. Fann took to Twitter on Sunday and said he had an “absolutely amazing” time at Clemson.
The Clemson Insider caught up with Fann, who said the hospitality he was shown by Clemson’s coaching staff stood out.
“The coaches, how they welcomed me,” he said. “They’re just so down to earth and good people.”
Fann spent time with defensive line coach Todd Bates as well as former Clemson defensive lineman and current Clemson player development coach Miguel Chavis.
“He just talked to me and my mom and asked me about how the season has been going, stuff like that,” Fann said of what he heard from Bates. “Just checking up on us.”
Fann said he communicates with Bates on a daily basis and that they have developed a good connection.
“He’s just a real laid back guy, a real down to earth person and a good man,” Fann said.
Fann was accompanied by his mother on the trip, and she likewise left impressed by what the Tigers have to offer her son.
“She loved it,” he said.
Fann’s profile soared in the spring, when he received his first offer from South Carolina before the likes of Auburn, Alabama, LSU and Georgia all followed suit within two weeks.
The Tigers threw their hat in the ring after watching him compete at the Dabo Swinney Camp in June.
Fann said Clemson’s standing in his recruitment hasn’t changed since then.
“Same place they’ve always been,” he said. “They’re real high on my list.”
Fann has also been to Georgia Tech this season. He feels Auburn and South Carolina are recruiting him the hardest along with Clemson.
In 12 games as a sophomore last season, Fann notched 64 tackles, including 23 tackles for loss, seven sacks and four forced fumbles.
He is ranked by ESPN as the No. 14 defensive end and No. 134 overall prospect in the 2019 class.