Nicco Marchiol

Clemson Saturday is expected to attract another solid batch of recruits for its game with Florida State. One who has confirmed plans to be in attendance, on an invitation from the staff, is 2022 QB Nicco Marchiol (6-2 205), a pro-style thrower from Aurora, CO. His offer list already includes Michigan, Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, Georgia, Kentucky, Utah and Washington State. He’s watched Clemson from afar and Saturday will give him his first close up look at the Tigers. At this point, he doesn’t have much of a history with Clemson.

“Of course I’ve always been interested in the winning program but never have made the trip down there,” Marchiol said. “I am extremely interested in Clemson and all they have to offer. Looking forward to the visit. I’ve heard it’s a special place and one to remember.”

So far, Marchiol said his recruiting experience has been a plus. He’s trying to visit as many schools as possible so when decision times come, he can make an educated choice.

“My recruiting experience has been a blast so far,” Marchiol said. “I usually go to games every weekend with my family, and I really enjoy taking in all this at such a young age. I always am in Ann Arbor with coach Harbaugh, but I’ve extended my trips to Washington State and Utah. As far as my interests, I’m keeping my options open, but Michigan and Washington State have definitely left their mark on me. They’ve been nothing but perfect to me. But I am extremely excited for this weekend.”

Clemson, of course, is set with it’s quarterback for the 2020 class. The Tigers have one offer out to a 2021 quarterback, Caleb Williams of Washington, DC, but they’ve yet to offer a ’22 quarterback, though they’ve also had interest in Tanner Bailey of Gordo, AL. Marchiol says the Tigers have liked what they’ve seen of him on film.

“They’ve said that they like my leadership with my team, and more football specific, they like how I throw people open.”

According to MaxPreps stats, in 17 career games, Marchiol has passed for 3060 yards, 29 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Thus far this season, he has thrown for 1409 yards, 13 touchdowns and 1 interception.

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