Clemson has had no trouble attracting five and four star quarterbacks over the last ten years. This seasons’ room is filled with two five-star guys and a highly regarded 4-star, and with their ages, the Tigers are set at the position thru 2023. So, attracting another high level QB for the 2021 class could be a challenge. Four-star Christian Veilleux of Ontario, however, views the Clemson quarterback roster as a positive in his recruiting.
“I don’t see much as a negative,” he said. “There’s definitely pros and cons to it. But I think it’s a great thing. It demonstrates how well they’ve been doing things. Obviously, wherever you go you have to compete, and competition is always great, especially for me. I love competition. So, that part of Clemson is something that I like. I don’t shy away from it. Knowing that they get the best of the best every year shows that they are doing something right, so that’s a good thing.”
Clemson has not offered Veilleux as Dabo Swinney and Brandon Streeter wait a bit to see how things play out with their lone ’21 quarterback offer five-start Caleb Williams of Washington, DC. He just visited Oklahoma and the Sooners are perceived the favorite. But that doesn’t mean they haven’t recruited Veilleux with a lot of effort. He was in for a visit in January.
“It was a good visit,” Veilleux said. “I spent a lot of time with Coach (Brandon) Streeter and a lot of people surrounding the quarterback position. I went thru the facilities and the campus and saw the academic support. It was a great visit. The facilities stood out. Those are amazing. Something else that stood out was the academics, just how good academically Clemson is. I didn’t know that before hand. That’s really what I took away from that visit is that Clemson is real competitive in the classroom as well.”
Veilleux was looking at a return to Clemson late this month but that obviously is in peril at this point as the school has shut down all activities. The communications with Streeter have continued.
“He’s keeping in contact,” Veilleux said. “He lets me know how highly he thinks of me. He really wants to get me back on campus to come watch practice and stuff like that. That’s pretty much what he’s been saying.”
Veilleux’s most recent visit was to Duke last weekend and the Blue Devils are making a strong push. As is Penn State where he camped last summer and has visited multiple times. He’s also been to Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia. He said the schools he’s visited would count as the ones he’s most interested in.
Veilleux, who threw for 1700 yards and 17 touchdowns last season at The Bullis School in Potomac, MD, would like to make a decision before his season and he’s looking into the possibility of graduating early.