2021 QB Colten Gauthier of Dacula, GA is one of the quarterbacks Clemson is evaluating for an offer in the next round of recruiting. He made a six-hour visit with the Tigers in late July, his first time on the campus. He will return Saturday for the Texas A&M game knowing he is one of a small number of candidates for ’21 offer.
“As things stand, they are looking at three 2021 quarterbacks and I am one of them,” Gauthier said. “As far as an offer, they have mentioned that that is a possibility but they are wanting to come watch me play this year. A Clemson offer would be a great offer and it would be a privilege to receive one from them. As with all the offers I receive, I will sit down with my family and my head coach and offensive coordinator, Jeff Saturday and John Russ, and discuss all possibilities.”
USC is one of Gauthier’s offers at this point. The Gamecocks offered in May after quarterbacks coach Dan Werner made a spring evaluation. The Gamecocks remain a contender, as well, and he plans to visit for the Kentucky game.
“I talk to coach Werner every week,” Gauthier said. “The plans haven’t changed and they continue to be a high priority for me. Nothing has changed. I am there quarterback in 2021 and I still feel good about them.”
Gauthier said he will visit UCF September 15th. His offer list consists of USC, Syracuse, Pitt, Georgia Tech, Miami, UCF, South Florida, Troy, Colorado, Boston College, Louisville, Kentucky, Duke, West Virginia and Virginia Tech. Along with Clemson, he’s also hearing from Texas Tech, Missouri, Purdue, North Carolina and Oklahoma State.
According to stats from MaxPreps, in two games this season Gauthier has thrown for 410 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. For his career he’s at 2670 yards, 24 touchdowns and 21 interceptions in 18 games.