Clemson impresses 4-star WR during elite junior day
After collecting an offer from Clemson last month, four-star wide receiver Frank Ladson checked out the school and program for the first time this weekend.
The touted 2019 recruit from Miami (Fla.) South Dade attended Clemson’s elite junior day Saturday.
“I enjoyed it a lot,” Ladson told TCI.
The junior day agenda included activities such as touring the campus and facilities, taking in the Clemson basketball team’s win over Notre Dame and trying on Clemson football uniforms as part of the customary visit photoshoot.
Ladson (6-4, 170) especially enjoyed suiting up in Tiger gear.
“The highlight was putting on the uniforms,” he said.
Another memorable part of Ladson’s experience was seeing Clemson’s football operations facility.
“It’s amazing,” he said. “It’s really nice.”
Ladson made the visit with a couple of family members.
“They really enjoyed it,” Ladson said, “especially the academic part and meeting the staff.”
Ladson committed to Florida in March before reopening his recruitment in December. The Tigers offered him a day after he de-committed.
Along with Clemson, Ladson lists offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Miami and Tennessee among others.
After getting a good feel for what Clemson has to offer, Ladson said it stacks up well in his recruitment.
“They are high up there,” he said of the Tigers.
Along with Clemson, Ladson has been hearing often from Miami, Georgia, Florida State and Florida. Alabama and Tennessee extended offers to him on Thursday. He visited Georgia on Friday before going to Clemson on Saturday.
Clemson envisions Ladson playing the “9-man” receiver position in its offense.
Ladson is ranked by ESPN as the No. 4 wide receiver and No. 37 overall prospect in the 2019 class.