Recruiting can be a funny game. Some recruits see eye to eye with schools about everything, making it a perfect fit.
Others might have different ideas about the position they should be playing or the timetable on which they will be offered. Some recruits have to wait longer than others for an offer due to logistical issues with the recruiting class.
Kennesaw Mountain (Ga.) tight end Ryland Goede is one of those recruits on Clemson’s 2019 board.
Goede recently visited Georgia, Auburn and Flordia and said that “they were all awesome.”
“I’ve already been to Auburn and UGA a ton, so those two were awesome as usual and then I just got back from UF and was really surprised by how much I liked it down there,” Goede said.
The 6-foot-7, 235-pound tight end has not been back to Clemson since he camped here last summer, and had originally planned to return sometime this fall but decided against it.
“I thought I would towards the start of this season, but I probably won’t,” he said.
Goede went on to describe his somewhat bittersweet love for Clemson.
“I love Clemson and everything it has to offer and I felt it was one of my top choices, but we just haven’t been on the same page throughout the process,” he said.
According to Goede, the last time he was in touch with the Clemson staff was a little over a month ago when tight ends coach Danny Pearman visited him at his school.
Talks will have to pick up again soon if the Tigers want to have a fair chance with Goede, as he might make his final decision sooner than later.
“We’ve been talking a lot, and I think I’m just going to be ready for a decision sooner than they’ll be ready…probably around February,” he said.
If Clemson does decide to go after him soon, they still have shot according to Goede.
“Clemson’s atmosphere is really awesome on game day and honestly a must visit for a recruit for sure,” he said. “If I got an offer I think they would for sure.”
Georgia, Michigan, Florida, Auburn and Nebraska have been recruiting Goede the hardest and remain at the top of his list for now.
Goede could be a last-minute recruiting effort for Clemson, so he is a name to monitor over the next couple of months.