Concord (N.C.) Cox Mill’s Terrell Dawkins saw his recruitment take off at the end of February.
The 2019 defensive end picked up his first Power Five offer from Florida last week. Tennessee, Duke, West Virginia and NC State all followed with offers in the days thereafter.
The fast-rising prospect is on Clemson’s radar, and the Tigers have been keeping in touch.
“The basic stuff,” Dawkins said of what he has heard from Clemson’s coaches, “like we like how you play and you need to come up to build a closer relationship.”
Dawkins (6-4, 246) visited Clemson for the Florida State game last season and plans to return soon.
“I plan on visiting Clemson during a spring practice and a few other schools,” he said.
One thing in particular Dawkins wants to get a better feel for is the chemistry between Clemson’s staff and players.
“I just want to see the relationship between players and coaches,” he said.
In addition to the schools that have offered, Dawkins said he is getting interest from South Carolina and Kentucky.
Dawkins cited a tie to a former Clemson player as one of the reasons he’s hoping for an offer from the Tigers in the future.
“It would be great because it has always been a school I wanted to be offered by,” Dawkins said, “and also my old prep football coach Brentson Buckner went to Clemson.”
As a junior in 2017, Dawkins logged 59 tackles, five tackles for loss, nine sacks and an interception. He is also a track standout who runs 100-meters and throws the discus.