Imperial (Mo.) Seckman offensive lineman Jake Seidel dreamed of playing football at Clemson as a kid. Now, the class of 2020 prospect is set to visit his dream school as a recruit.
The 6-foot-6, 260-pound rising junior recently reached out to Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell to express his interest. Caldwell reciprocated the interest, and Seidel has now made arrangements to visit Clemson on March 10.
“I’ve always wanted to go to Clemson to play football, so I reached out to coach Caldwell, and I was fortunate enough that he looked at my game film and he liked it,” Seidel told TCI. “So I called him and luckily he answered, and we had a great conversation.”
Seidel is excited to check out Clemson in person after watching the football program from afar over the years.
“I’ve always been a huge Clemson fan since I was little,” he said. “I hope to see the campus as well as the stadium and spend some time with coach Caldwell. I think it will all surpass my expectations. I can’t wait.”
Seidel said he is getting an early look from other college programs as well.
“There have been other schools showing interest,” he said.
Seidel was a Suburban West All District/Conference performer as a sophomore in 2017. Last month, he played for the U.S. National Under-18 Team in the International Bowl in Arlington, Texas. He holds a 3.75 GPA at Seckman High School.
Four-star defensive back Mario Goodrich became the first Clemson signee on record from Missouri when he signed on Feb. 7, National Signing Day.