Nation's No. 1 center gives the latest after Clemson visit

Nation's No. 1 center gives the latest after Clemson visit


Nation's No. 1 center gives the latest after Clemson visit


Clemson’s guest list of recruits for Saturday’s game against Charlotte was headlined by the top-ranked center in the 2021 class, Ryan Linthicum of Damascus, Maryland.

Linthicum (6-4, 300) made the trip to Tigertown with his Damascus High School teammate and five-star Clemson commit Bryan Bresee.

The Clemson Insider caught up with Linthicum to get the latest after his visit to Death Valley.

“I loved talking to the recruits and loved talking to the coaches, and I loved the atmosphere!” Linthicum said.

Pictured from left to right: Clemson commits Bryan Bresee, Mitchell Mayes and Sergio Allen with Ryan Linthicum in Death Valley before Clemson’s game vs. Charlotte Sept. 21, 2019

Linthicum hung around with Bresee and Clemson commits Mitchell Mayes and Sergio Allen while on the field prior to the Tigers’ 52-10 win over the 49ers.

“Love them,” Linthicum said Mayes and Allen. “They’re so down to earth and it was so cool to talk to them.”

Linthicum also had a chance to spend quality time with head coach Dabo Swinney and his staff while on campus.

“I love Coach Swinney,” Linthicum said. “He’s such an awesome guy, and Coach (Robbie) Caldwell. (I would) love to play for them.”

In late August, Linthicum announced that Clemson, Michigan and Virginia Tech were his top three schools. He told The Clemson Insider recently that he was looking to make his decision after this season.

Did Linthicum’s visit to Clemson over the weekend help the Tigers’ chances of landing his commitment?

“Yes. Love Clemson. Top (school) right now,” he said.

Linthicum told TCI that he isn’t sure which school he will visit next but plans to return to Clemson soon.

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Fanatics.  This is great news for Tiger fans as they have the officially licensed Clemson gear.

The Clemson Insider will get a portion of all sales so get ready for another championship season by ordering your Clemson gear today and help support TCI.

Clemson Tigers gear at



Former Clemson offensive coordinator Jeff Scott is going to spend his afternoon watching a couple of former South Florida Bulls and many of the Tigers that played when he was on staff at Clemson. Scott will be (…)

More The Clemson Insider