Clemson dipped into familiar recruiting territory on Monday for one of the Midwest’s best sophomore prospects.
Offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell traveled to St. Xavier High in Cincinnati, Ohio, and extended a scholarship offer to 2020 offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr.
“It felt amazing to receive an offer from the No. 1 program in the country,” Johnson told The Clemson Insider.
St. Xavier is the same school that Clemson freshman offensive lineman Matt Bockhorst attended.
“I’ve talked to Matt about Clemson,” Johnson said, “and he was excited about that.”
Johnson (6-7, 260) wants to check out Clemson for the first time after picking up the offer.
“I would like to plan a visit to Clemson soon,” he said.
Johnson is just scratching the surface of his potential as a player, and his stock is on the rise.
Michigan State, Virginia, Toledo and Cincinnati have all offered Johnson recently, as well. Rutgers gave him his first offer in May.
Many more offers are likely on the way for Johnson, who still has two years of high school ahead of him. But Clemson figures to remain one of his favorite college options moving forward.
“The coaching staff is amazing,” Johnson said, “and they have the No. 1 program in the nation.”
This season, Johnson made visits to Michigan State, Cincinnati, Toledo and Indiana.
Johnson recently received an invitation to the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl national combine.
He is the son of former Michigan State graduate assistant/recruiting intern Paris Johnson.