Recapping the latest Clemson offers

Recapping the latest Clemson offers

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Recapping the latest Clemson offers

Several prospects reported offers from Clemson this week, the final week of the contact period in college football recruiting that began on Jan. 12 and wraps up Saturday.

One of Clemson’s offers went out to a 2018 prospect, while the other three were given to prospects in the 2019 and 2020 classes.

The Clemson Insider recaps the Tigers’ latest offers right here:

Trevon Flowers, 2018 Safety, Tucker, Ga. (Tucker)

FYI: 6-1/185; 3-star

Clemson offered: Jan. 31

Other offers: Tennessee, Illinois, App State

Flowers (pictured) is a late-bloomer who hadn’t played football since middle school before suiting up again as a senior last season. Tennessee, App State and Illinois all offered in January before Clemson made a late move with its offer on Wednesday. Head coach Dabo Swinney, safeties coach Mickey Conn and a couple other assistants conveyed the offer when they visited his school Wednesday morning. The Tigers then brought him in for an official visit, which began on Wednesday afternoon and concluded today. Flowers will make an official visit to Tennessee this weekend before he announces his decision on National Signing Day this coming Wednesday, Feb. 7.

TCI reported on Thursday night that per sources, Clemson impressed during the visit. The Tigers appear to be in great shape with the rising star heading into the Tennessee official.

Flowers plans to play both football and baseball in college, and he would have the opportunity to do so at Clemson. He was at one time committed to Kentucky for baseball.

Zeke Correll, 2019 Offensive Guard, Cincinnati, Ohio (Anderson)

FYI: 6-4/275; 4-star

Clemson offered: Jan. 28

Other offers: Duke, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Wisconsin

Correll is unanimously ranked as a top-10 prospect in Ohio regardless of position. Correll told TCI that he wants to check out Clemson after collecting the offer and said he may visit in the spring. Correll was excited about his opportunity to play for the Tigers in the future. That was awesome,” Correll said of the offer. “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 cited Notre Dame and Ohio State as the schools recruiting him the hardest in the early going. Michigan is another school he is looking to visit. He plans to release his top schools after he takes more visits in the spring. Last year, Correll was named the Anthony Munoz Lineman of the Year and earned first-team All-Ohio honors by USA Today.

Andrew Kristofic, 2019 Offensive Tackle, Gibsonia, Pa. (Pine-Richland)

FYI: 6-6/260; 3-star

Clemson offered: Feb. 1

Other offers: Boston College, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell began communicating with Kristofic a couple of weeks ago before giving him the verbal offer on Thursday. Kristofic told us he was “really excited” to receive the offer. “Clemson right now is one of the very top-tier programs in the whole country,” he said. “Football wise, they’re really at the forefront of everything right now with all the success that they’ve been having.”

Kristofic intends to visit Clemson soon and said he might make the trip with his family in the spring. Last season, he attended games at Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan State and Pittsburgh. He went to Ohio State again last weekend and will be at Virginia Tech this weekend. Correll named Notre Dame and Michigan as other schools he hopes to see moving forward. He plans to take official visits in the spring and render a decision before the start of his senior season.

Kristofic, who is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 2 prospect in Pennsylvania, earned all-state honors last year after helping lead Pine-Richland to a 16-0 record and the Class 6A state championship. His dad, Dave, played at Pittsburgh.

Kevin Pyne, 2020 Offensive Tackle, Millis, Mass. (Millis)

FYI: 6-8/275; 4-star

Clemson offered: Jan. 30

Other offers: Auburn, Boston College, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin

Pyne is ranked by 247 as the No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 2 overall prospect in the 2020 class. With a big number of major offers as just a sophomore, the battle for his signature will be hotly contested in the future. Pyne has already visited a lot of schools, including Clemson last summer, and will take plenty more visits moving forward.

Pyne’s father, Jim Pyne, was an All-American offensive lineman at Virginia Tech.

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