Tigers get shot to impress a Florida de-commit
Since reopening his recruitment last month, Miami (Fla.) South Dade four-star wide receiver Frank Ladson has received plenty of attention from top programs.
Clemson is among those involved with Ladson, one of the most talented wideouts in the Class of 2019.
Ladson (6-4, 170) picked up an offer from Clemson a day after de-committing from Florida on Dec. 5.
Clemson co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jeff Scott has stayed in touch with him since.
“We’ve just been talking about Clemson and playing wide receiver, and what type of impact I can have for them early,” Ladson told TCI.
Ladson will soon get his first live look at what the Tigers have to offer. He is set to visit Clemson this weekend for its annual elite junior day.
“(I’m hoping to) just get a good feel for the staff and the school,” Ladson said.
Clemson is already an appealing college option for Ladson, and the Tigers have a chance to make an even stronger impression this weekend.
“It’s a big-time school with great coaches and tradition,” he said.
Along with Clemson, Ladson has been hearing often from Miami, Georgia, Florida State and Florida. He will also visit Georgia on Friday before going to Clemson on Saturday.
Now that Ladson has backed off his Florida pledge, he wants to take his time as he explores other options.
What he is looking for in his future college home?
“A school I can play early and grow,” he said, “and have a good feeling for me and my family.”
Ladson is ranked by ESPN as the No. 4 receiver and No. 35 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Four-star 2019 athlete Tyrique Stevenson — a fellow Florida de-commit and teammate of Ladson’s at South Dade — is expected to visit Clemson this weekend as well.