Colten Gauthier

2021 QB Colten Gauthier of Dacula, GA was back at Clemson Saturday for the second time this year, and for the first time to see a game in Death Valley. Gauthier is a prime prospect for a Clemson offer, and he has one from USC and several others. This visit gave him his chance to see behind the scenes of the Clemson program and how he might fit in with the Tigers given the chance.

“It was awesome,” Gauthier said. ” I was able to spend about an hour with coach Streeter before the game in his office. Also,, I was taken off the sidelines during pre-game and into the locker room before the game, and then was taken to the top of the hill to watch the players and Dabo (Swinney) run down the hill. I went into the locker room afterwards. It was a great day. Plus, Clemson won.”

Streeter offered a couple of ’21 quarterbacks earlier in the year, but they opted to commit elsewhere. He’s holding his cards close to the vest this time as he decides who to offer next. Gauthier knows he’s on the short list.

“Coach Streeter talked to me about him coming to my football game on October 11th,” Gauthier said. “I talked about there quarterback game preparation. He discussed his high interest in me, and he talked to my sister Kaitlyn about her plans after college. It was just an all-around great conversation, and we watched a couple college games on TV in his office.”

Watching the game in person also gave Gauthier a good look at the Clemson offense and a chance to envision himself with the keys to that machine.

“I run basically the same offense,” he said. “I think my skill set fits perfectly into that offense. RPO reads, ball out quick, deep throws, a lot of pre-snap reads.”

In his last game, Gauthier was 20-26 for 256 yards and 2 touchdowns, and he rushed for 31 yards.

Coming up next, Gauthier will visit UCF this Saturday and he is set to visit USC again for the Kentucky game the end of the month.





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