Dorman offensive lineman Jordan McFadden used July 4th for his commitment to Virginia Tech. Perhaps he’ll use Thanksgiving week to make a change to Clemson. That’s a potential scenario coming off McFadden’s official visit with the Tigers over the weekend.
“I’d say Clemson right now,” McFadden said when asked which way he was leaning Sunday night. “Me being an in state kid and having a great time this weekend, and just understanding how much I could grow as a person at Clemson. The visit definitely swayed me over to liking Clemson a little bit more.”
McFadden said he enjoyed being with the current Clemson players as well as the players already committed for the 2018 class. He also had meaningful conversations with line coach Robbie Caldwell and head coach Dabo Swinney.
“Coach Caldwell told me that I should be ready to come in and play early and I’d have a good chance of playing as a freshman,” McFadden said. “He likes the way I play. And Coach Swinney was just saying that he knows that I like Clemson and he’s just sitting back waiting for me to make this decision. He said I’m a good player in high school so be ready to play early.”
McFadden said he was hosted by John Simpson and he would call this visit his best one to Clemson. He said the coaches didn’t push for a commitment but would like to know something soon. He plans to talk things over with his family. With Thanksgiving Thursday and a state semi-final playoff game Friday night, McFadden said he wasn’t sure he could get a decision done this week.