Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) offensive tackle Kaleb Boateng made his first visit to Clemson on Saturday for the program’s junior day.
Boateng, a big class of 2019 prospect at 6-foot-5, 290 pounds, was blown away by his experience on campus.
“I had a phenomenal time at the junior day,” Boateng told TCI. “It was pretty mind blowing.”
Boateng cited Clemson’s coaching staff, particularly its caring nature toward the players, as one of the aspects of the visit that stood out to him.
“The facilities were pretty impressive, but many programs have facilities,” Boateng said. “What really was special was the coaches’ All In philosophy and how much they really care about you as a person spiritually and mentally.”
Boateng spent the most time with offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell and defensive coordinator Brent Venables.
“They made my visit very enjoyable,” he said. “They emphasized family and everyone depends on each other.”
Another part of the junior day agenda that Boateng enjoyed was taking in Clemson’s spring practice in Death Valley. He especially liked watching the Tigers go through their version of the “Oklahoma Drill,” which they call the “PAW Drill.”
“They had these intense drills almost like larger Oklahoma drills that were very hype and high energy, which is what I really like,” Boateng said.
A junior, Boateng has earned over a dozen scholarship offers, including Power Five offers from NC State, Maryland, Boston College and Purdue. Besides the schools on his offer sheet, Boateng is garnering interest from Clemson, Louisville, Georgia Tech and Texas A&M among others.
After seeing what Clemson has to offer, Boateng said an offer from the Tigers in the future would be a game-changer for his recruitment.
“That would be a completely game-changing offer and opportunity on hand,” he said. “I believe that the program is one of the top in the nation so I would be extremely thankful.”
Boateng was dominant on the offensive line at the tackle position last season, totaling 38 pancake blocks and allowing just two sacks en route to second-team All-Broward County honors.
He has visited Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Florida State and FIU this year as well.