It’s only been four practices, but Tremayne Anchrum is impressed with freshman Jackson Carman.
The Clemson offensive lineman says Carman gets after it in practice and says he is the equivalent to defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence.
“He loves physicality,” Anchrum said to the media following Monday’s practice. “He’s not afraid to get out there and take some risks. Even though he has a long way to go and is not as sound as he wants to be, he still has a lot of upside and a lot of ability.”
Carman comes to Clemson after being the No. 1 offensive lineman in the country in high school. The former 5-star recruit was the top player in the state of Ohio in the 2018 Class.
At 6-foot-6, 350 pounds, Carman is arguably the biggest offensive lineman Clemson has ever had. To get a comparison of how big he is, Lawrence is 6-foot-4, 340 pounds.
“He is pretty big. He is the offensive equivalent to Dexter Lawrence, so we should see some good battles in the fall with those two,” Anchrum said.
So where does Carman fit on the offensive line?
“He is different, and that is good to be an offensive lineman and be different,” Anchrum said. “It is a bland position, people don’t recognize us. So, the more you stand out, the more you have something different to bring to the table.
“He’s not like anyone else on the offensive line and that is why we like him so much.”