On Monday, Homestead (Fla.) South Dade four-star athlete Tyrique Stevenson received an offer from Clemson.
The Clemson Insider caught up with Stevenson, who compared his excitement upon adding the offer to how he felt on his first day of high school.
“It felt great,” Stevenson said. “It felt like the first day of ninth grade. It felt like a big rush of energy.”
Stevenson, a highly regarded 2019 prospect, de-committed from Florida on Tuesday. He had been a Gators pledge since April.
Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables has communicated with Stevenson, and cornerbacks coach Mike Reed stopped by his school to inform him of the Tigers’ offer.
Stevenson (6-1, 175) is being recruited by Clemson as a cornerback.
“They like my size,” Stevenson said. “They like my long arms and my legs, and they like that I’m aggressive.”
In addition to Clemson and Florida, Stevenson cites offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Miami and others.
Where does Clemson stack up on his list after joining the mix?
“It’s up there,” Stevenson said.
Stevenson, who hopes to visit Clemson for the first time this summer, is ranked as a top-200 prospect in the 2019 class regardless of position.
He is teammates with 2019 four-star wide receiver Frank Ladson, who also received an offer from Clemson this week. Ladson de-committed from Florida on Tuesday, as well.