Clemson 'very high' on list of former UF commit

Clemson 'very high' on list of former UF commit

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Clemson 'very high' on list of former UF commit

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2019 LB details his junior day visit at Clemson

After receiving a long-awaited offer from Clemson last month, 2019 linebacker Marcus Tillman Jr. made his first ever visit to campus last weekend.

The standout from Orlando (Fla.) Jones attended the Tigers’ junior day on Saturday.

“It was great,” Tillman told TCI. “I had a lot of fun and learned a lot about Clemson.”

What impressed him the most about what he saw?

“The football facilities,” Tillman said.

Tillman’s mother, father and two sisters accompanied him on the trip to Clemson.

“They liked it a lot,” he said.

Tillman (6-2, 215) had been committed to Florida since June 2017 before reopening his recruitment in January.

Clemson defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Brent Venables has been communicating with him since last spring.

The two were able to spend time together and speak in-depth during the junior day, with Venables letting Tillman know he would have an opportunity to make an early impact for the Tigers.

“Coach was telling me about everything that happens on campus, and he was telling me about playing time and how I could play right away because they’re losing a lot of linebackers,” Tillman said. “He was also telling me how I can help the defense and how I would fit in at all three linebacker spots.”

Venables and Clemson offered Tillman in late February, joining Ohio State, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Louisville, Virginia Tech and others on his offer list.

Clemson has established itself as a legitimate contender for his services.

“I have them very high in my recruitment,” Tillman said.

Tillman previously visited Florida in February.

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