Clemson’s 2019 class will be much larger than the past two, most likely totaling at least 25 recruits.
The coaching staff won’t necessarily target any certain position outside of defensive back, but a name that could be trending in the next month or so is Trae Kenion.
Kenion is a 6-foot-4, 205-pound wide receiver out of Monroe (N.C.) that could end up playing on the defensive side of the ball as a defensive end or linebacker for the Tigers.
He has not received an offer yet from Clemson, but tight ends coach Danny Pearman has spoken to him recently.
“A couple months ago a coach came to my school to talk to my coach to see how I was doing, but I just got a text from a coach (last week) with some facts about Clemson,” said Kenion to The Clemson Insider.
Kenion said he would like to hear more from Clemson and establish and stronger relationship with the coaching staff this spring.
“I’m still looking for a stronger connection and I really would like to get to meet him in person. He seems like a real cool guy,” the 4-start prospect said.
Kenion has already visited Clemson, but he would like to visit it again sometime this spring. The Tigers began spring practices last week.
“I’ve been there a couple of times, but I would like to get to know more about the history or Clemson and more of their academic side,” he said.
Camping at Clemson might be in the cards for Kenion, but and offer would have to be presented this spring as he plans on making his summer plans.
“I plan on committing before the summer so whatever school I commit to will be the school I go to camp at,” he said.
Kenion said Clemson definitely has a shot at being his top choice if they offer mainly due to the fact he does not currently have any favorites.
He holds offers from about a dozen schools and said he has been in frequent contact with Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, N.C. State and Virginia.
He told TCI he is wanting to hear the most from Clemson, Florida, Florida State and Tennessee this spring.
While Kenion’s decision timeline is not in the Tigers favor, a late spring offer could make things interesting as he brings a lot of upside with his size and athleticism. He would be a good versatile prospect Clemson would most likely move around to several positions and develop him accordingly.