Friday night Clemson will be among the schools hosting recruiting events of a social nature. The All-In Cookout will attract some of the Tigers top targets. One of those is DL Etinosa Reuben (6-3 275) of Riverside, MO. He will be making his first visit to Clemson and and the final visit before he makes his decision next week. Ohio State and Wisconsin are the other two under consideration.
Clemson’s was not on Reuben’s recruiting radar, and he didn’t know he was on the Tigers’, until a recruiter came thru the school during an evaluation period and offered him.
“It was one of those schools I would always see on TV or in a video game and be like, that looks like a good place to go,” Reuben said. “I never thought of them ever having interest in me till then. I was surprised and really happy about it.”
Reuben said he’s been working with Todd Bates and Brent Venables on his Clemson recruiting. He said they’ve told him his size and abilities are what they are seeking for the middle of the line.
“Everything starts up front I feel like with their defense,” he said. “He (Venables) said he likes my tenacity and how I get after it, and my motor. And I don’t have off the field issues and my grades are good. I handle my business.”
Reuben said he’s not ready to disclose a favorite at this point, but he knows the primary factors he will consider in making the decision.
“Culture, how getting a degree from the school I pick will affect me in about thirty years, my family and just how I’m going to me used,” Reuben said adding he plans to major in psychology.
His parents will join him on the visit which will begin on Friday and conclude Saturday. Last season Reuben totaled 55 tackles and 5 sacks.