Clemson has made 5-star Caleb Williams of Washington, DC it’s go-to quarterback target for the 2021 class at this point. The Tigers will battle LSU, Oklahoma, Alabama and perhaps a few others for Williams. As we’ve seen dating back to the days of Deshaun Watson, the Tigers normally get who that want at quarterback, But there have to be fallbacks, and one on the Clemson board is Ontario native Christian Veilleux.
Veilleux actually drew strong interest from USC last year. He visited in the summer and later picked up an offer from the Gamecocks. More recently, however, he visited Clemson in January, and the Tigers have certainly gained his attention.
“Coach (Brandon) Streeter and I have been in contact for a few months now, he’s been up to my school and he saw me throw,” Veilleux said. “He has expressed his interest and really wanted me to come up so we could have a full day to visit and talk. We had a great tour of the facilities and the campus and we also had a great academic piece. Everything that Clemson does is different and I got to see a lot more about how they do things. . I also sat down with coach (Dabo Swinney) and just talked football and about his interest in me.”
Streeter explained to Veilleux where the Tigers currently stand with their quarterback recruiting, and he’s good with the situation he has with them at this point.
“He feels really good about my film and my ability at quarterback, they have expressed their interest. Now we just have to wait and see, they said an offer is definitely in the picture,” Veilleux said. “But he also told me that they take things slowly and he will let me know his plan for me. Clemson would definitely be a priority if they offered, I really loved the visit and I can definitely see myself there. Penn State, Tennessee, Duke and West Virginia really stand out right now.”
Last season Veilleux passed for 1699 yards, 17 touchdowns and 8 interceptions with The Bullis School in Potomac, MD. He carries a 4-star ranking by the 247Sports composite and is ranked the #16 pro-style QB in the country.