Elite 2021 wideout high on the Tigers

Elite 2021 wideout high on the Tigers


Elite 2021 wideout high on the Tigers


Per usual each summer, many of the country’s top prospects made their way to Clemson for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp in June.

One of the best wide receiver prospects that participated in the camp was Athens (Ga.) Academy standout Deion Colzie. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound rising junior is ranked as one of the top 50 overall prospects in the nation in the class of 2021.

TCI recently caught up with Colzie about his camp experience, interest in the Tigers and more.

“It was great,” he said. “I got to do the camp and a tour after the camp. Then to finish it all I sat down and talked to Coach (Jeff) Scott.”

Athens (Ga.) Academy 2021 WR Deion Colzie works out during the Dabo Swinney Football Camp in Clemson Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Bart Boatwright/The Clemson Insider

During their one-on-one conversation, Scott let Colzie know that he and the Tigers are interested in recruiting him. Colzie expects to be in contact with Scott after Sept. 1, when Division I college coaches can start actively recruiting junior prospects.

“We talked about the whole recruiting process and what the steps are moving forward,” Colzie said. “He told me that I was one of the guys he was going after and we would talk more after September 1st.”

Colzie’s recruitment has taken off following a strong sophomore season, and he could eventually add Clemson to an offer list that currently includes Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Florida, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Duke, Mississippi State and West Virginia.

According to Colzie, he is keeping all of his options open at this time but made it clear that his interest in the Tigers is “extremely high.”

“I like the atmosphere at Clemson and how they get after it,” he said. “They have a championship-team work ethic. I’m still looking into all schools right now but Clemson is definitely high on the list. As of now Clemson would be one of the top schools of mine if they offered me.”

Colzie is the No. 7 wide receiver and No. 49 overall prospect in the 2021 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings, while ESPN ranks him as the No. 9 wideout and No. 48 overall prospect nationally.



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