Clemson had been looming in the background in the recruiting of OL Jimmy Fritzsche (6-7 245) of Greenville until Thursday. That’s when the Tigers made their move by offering him during an unofficial visit to campus. Fritzsche had been focused on Syracuse, Connecticut and Nebraska but now the Tigers have given him more to think about.
“It means a lot growing up around the Clemson area and knowing the ins and outs of Clemson and the tradition they share for their football program,” Fritzsche said. “It’s truly amazing.”
Fritzsche said he met with Dabo Swinney on the visit and he laid out for him what he likes about him and why he should choose Clemson.
“My nastiness and how they can stay local to recruit an athlete like myself,” he said. “They realize that I have other opportunities but nothing beats home.”
And he plans to check out one of those other opportunities this weekend before making a decision.
“I’m going to have to checkout Nebraska this weekend so I can have a feeling of what I feel about everything and I’ll have an idea by next week,” he said. “Probably early next week. I feel I’ll be ready then.”
Fritzsche also played tight end in high school but he come from an offensive line background as his father, who is 6-8, played the position at Purdue.