Pair of highly touted teammates set to visit Clemson

Pair of highly touted teammates set to visit Clemson


Pair of highly touted teammates set to visit Clemson


Clemson will play host to a pair of top prospects from the same school next week.

Lakeland (Fla.) High School 2019 four-star tight end Keon Zipperer is set to visit Clemson with fellow four-star teammate Demarkcus Bowman, a running back in the class of 2020.

“We will be in Clemson Wednesday,” Bowman (pictured above) told The Clemson Insider.

It will mark the first visit to Clemson for both Zipperer and Bowman since they were on campus for the Florida State game last November.

“That game was outstanding,” Bowman recalled. “And then celebrating with the team after the game in the locker room, that was pretty fun. But I really liked watching the game and talking to some of the players like Travis (Etienne) and (Tavien) Feaster. They’re pretty cool dudes.”

Bowman (5-11, 185) is excited about returning to Clemson for another visit.

“I’m looking forward to it a lot,” he said. “I just (want) to look more at the school, talk to some more of the players and just watch the practice, see how the practice is and stuff like that.”

Just a sophomore, Bowman already boasts offers from Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Miami, Georgia, Michigan and Ohio State, among others.

Bowman is looking to narrow down his recruitment after his junior season and hoping to see an offer from Clemson come his way before then.

“I really like Clemson a lot,” he said. “(An offer) would mean a lot because Clemson is a very good school and they have a very (large) amount of good talent. Talented backs and players all come through Clemson, like Ray-Ray McCloud, who’s pretty local, who’s from around Lakeland.”

Among the schools that have offered him, Bowman said Georgia, Alabama, Miami, Tennessee and Florida State are standing out right now.

Meanwhile, Zipperer owns an offer sheet that features the likes of Florida, Florida State, Miami, Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and many others.

Zipperer (6-3, 232) competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp last June before earning an offer from Clemson in August.

Bowman said Clemson stands high on Zipperer’s list heading into the visit.

“Keon, he talks about the training facilities. He likes it a lot,” Bowman said. “He said he likes Clemson and he said it’s one of his favorites.”

Zipperer is ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 tight end and No. 46 overall prospect in the 2019 class, while 247Sports ranks Bowman as the No. 7 running back and No. 63 prospect in the 2020 class regardless of position.

Keon Zipperer at the Dabo Swinney Camp in June 2017



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