Clemson had two of the nation’s most touted receivers in the 2020 class on campus over the weekend in Xzavier Henderson of Miami and Julian Fleming of Catawissa, PA. If the Tigers land both, they might call it a day at the receiver position for the class. But they continue to look at others, and that includes Jalen Coit of Cheraw who also was in for Saturday’s junior day.
“It was fun and exciting, I had an very good time,” Coit said. “Clemson is a special place, my best visit so far. They have huge interest in me. He (Jeff Scott) said I’m at the very top of his board. They just want to build a bigger relationship and see during spring practice.”
And while not as heralded nationally as some others, Coit has no doubt he could play in the Clemson receiver rotation.
“With (Hunter) Renfrow leaving, with so many long receivers on the outside, I can bring speed to the slot position along with DK (Derion Kendrick). That would just make the offense so unpredictable, that it would be unstoppable. That’s what was sold to me. Come in and make the offense faster.”
Coit is no slouch himself at wide receiver. According to stats compiled on MaxPreps, he has 120 career catches for 1904 yards and 28 touchdowns. His offers include Penn State, Rutgers, Kansas, Duke, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Indiana, Purdue, Virginia, Wake Forest and East Carolina. But the idea of catching passes for at least a season from Trevor Lawrence is highly appealing.
“He, for sure, is the best quarterback in the country and will be a stud at the next level,” he said after watching Lawrence in practice. “There’s nothing he can’t do.”
Coit said the only other visit he has set for the immediate future is Virginia Tech March 30th.