Dorman OL Jordan McFadden grew up a Clemson fan, went to the Dabo Swinney summer camps and to the games. His hope was to land a Clemson offer early in the recruiting process, commit to the Tigers and be done with it. When that didn’t happen, McFadden moved on and eventually committed to Virginia Tech on July 4th. A nice neat and tidy recruiting story. And then, Clemson had to go and offer on Monday, and now McFadden has to weigh his “dream offer” against his word to the Hokies.
“I was excited about it (the Clemson offer) when I heard about it, but as of right now I’m still Virginia Tech all the way,” McFadden said. “I’m talking to coach Scott and coach Caldwell and they are just saying how I can come and make an impact there. They have some linemen who are supposed to go to the draft and leave early and they need some linemen to fill the spots. What they told me was they have some juniors who just told them they are supposed to go to the draft and coach Swinney decided to take one more lineman in the class.”
McFadden said he’s going to take some time and let this new offer sink in and weigh his options. He said his coach, Dave Gutshall, also has advised him to do the same. He said the Tigers plan to recruit him hard for a tackle position. Virginia Tech also continues to recruit him hard.
He is going to Virginia Tech for an official visit for certain, said, most likely after the season, and he’s considering an official visit to Clemson as well as an unofficial visit or two for games during the season.