Making his third visit to Clemson this past Saturday was Lawrenceville (Ga.) Archer defensive end Colby Wooden.
The top 2019 prospect attended the program’s junior day with his mother, father and brother.
“I loved it,” Wooden told TCI. “They loved it as well.”
The day was full of activities, such as touring the academic and athletic facilities as well as watching Clemson’s spring practice.
The Tigers impressed Wooden on the practice field.
“They’re very competitive and compete at a high level,” he said, “and they’re for sure going to be good.”
One element of the visit stood out to him the most, though.
“The awesome family friendly environment,” he said.
Wooden also visited Clemson for its junior day last March before returning for the Orange & White spring game in April.
Clemson extended a scholarship offer to Wooden in February, joining Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan and Tennessee among others on his offer sheet.
While on campus, Wooden spent the most time with defensive ends coach Lemanski Hall, defensive coordinator Brent Venables and safeties Mickey Conn, his area recruiter for Clemson. The coaches let him know he is a priority D-end target for the Tigers in the 2019 class.
“(They told me) how excited they were to see me,” Wooden said, “and how I am at the top of their list.”
Clemson is high on Wooden’s list, as well, after his experience during the junior day.
“Clemson is definitely up there,” he said.
Wooden carries more than 20 offers in total. He was named All-County and first-team All-Region as a junior last season.