Clemson’s elite defensive line was on display this past Saturday in the ACC Championship game. The Tigers demolished Miami’s offensive line, consistently stopping the run game and putting pressure on quarterback Malik Rosier.
Thanks to a steady flow of some of the top defensive line recruits in the country, the Tigers have been able to remain strong up front for years. With an already strong 2018 class, it’s time to take a look at some players that could be future members of Clemson’s strong defensive unit.
Trinity Christian (N.C.) defensive tackle Zovon Lindsay is a name to watch going into next spring.
While Lindsay has plenty of potential and could inch closer to some of those top recruits on teams recruiting boards. Recently, he visited South Carolina during rivalry week and said that “it was a pretty good visit.”
He told The Clemson Insider he does not currently have any future visits planned, but he hopes he travel to Clemson, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and South Carolina again this coming spring.
At this stage of his recruitment, Lindsay holds three offers, but said he is not worried about the amount of offers he has right now.
“I’m just staying patient, I’m not rushing anything,” he said. “My recruitment is still hundred percent open.”
Out of all the visits he has taken this season, Lindsay’s top two were to Clemson and N.C. State.
“The hospitality of the coaches, at each visit they made me feel at home. The atmosphere at each of those places are amazing and I can definitely picture myself playing at each one of those schools,” he said.
But between both schools, the Clemson visit stood out the most to Lindsay.
“They both were great visits but the Clemson coaches really showed me a lot of love when I went down there,” he said.
During his next visit to Death Valley, Lindsay would like to keep building a relationship with the coaches and hopefully get an offer.
While he still does not have an offer, Clemson is still a top contender for Lindsay, and its impressive performance on the field has him wanting to be a Tiger even more now.
“If I choose to go there I would already be going into a good situation and a culture that’s used to winning,” he said. “Also, that shows that I will be playing in a big game every week.”
Lindsay believes they will keep winning too, predicting that they will beat Alabama in the 2018 Sugar Bowl, 31-28, on New Year’s Day.