Clemson has signed a highly touted offensive lineman from Cincinnati, Ohio, in each of the last two recruiting classes: four-star Matt Bockhorst (2017) and five-star Jackson Carman (2018).
On Sunday, Clemson extended an offer to another top-rated offensive lineman from Cincinnati: class of 2019 four-star guard Zeke Correll.
The Anderson High School standout spoke with TCI about his latest offer from the Tigers.
“That was awesome,” Correll said. “Obviously last year they won the national championship, and this year they were in the final four again. So, that’s big-time football.”
Correll (6-4, 275) is unanimously ranked as a top-10 prospect in Ohio for the 2019 class regardless of position.
Clemson offensive line coach and area recruiter Robbie Caldwell informed Correll of the offer.
“I was on the phone with coach Caldwell, and he offered me,” Correll said. “He said he really liked my play style, and I’m a Clemson man, I fit the character that they need for the team. I’m a tough player, and also a Christian guy, so I fit right in there, and he really looks forward to recruiting me.”
Correll said he wants to check out Clemson in person after picking up the offer.
“For sure,” he said. “I might go down for a spring practice sometime, so we’ll see.”
Correll accounts for around two dozen offers in total. Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and Stanford are some of the other prominent programs lining his list.
A couple of those schools have recruited him the hardest thus far.
“I would say Ohio State, Notre Dame,” Correll said. “Those would probably be the main two that are recruiting me the hardest, not necessarily my favorites. But they’re definitely some of my top schools.”
Michigan is another school that Correll is looking to visit in the spring. He plans to narrow down his recruitment after making more visits.
“After I make these spring-practice visits and all that, I’ll make like a top five,” Correll said.
Clemson looks like a good bet to make his short list.
“They’re national contenders every single year,” Correll said, “and that’s big-time football in Death Valley.”
Last year, Correll earned the Anthony Munoz Offensive Lineman of the Year Award as well as first-team All-Ohio honors by USA TODAY. He is ranked as a top-15 offensive guard in his class by all of the major recruiting services.
Last week, Clemson offered another four-star offensive lineman from Ohio, 2019 Michigan commit Nolan Rumler of Akron-Archbishop Hoban.