One of the in-state prospects to make it to Clemson’s junior day earlier in the month was Greer OL Jaydon Collins (6-6 270). At Greer, he is coached by former Tigers standout lineman Will Young. The Tigers have not offered Collins, but there appears to be strong interest and a connection there.
“Clemson was a beautiful school, awesome campus, awesome coaches and just a family environment,” Collins said. “I talked to all the coaches and they just said to keep working hard on the field and in the classroom. Clemson is an amazing school. Power 5 national championships two out of three years.”
Collins met with offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell on his visit. He did not wish to disclose the extent of the discussions relative to a potential offer, but there certainly is a lot of interest there.
“As a player, they really like me,” Collins said. “One thing Coach Caldwell told me is that he likes that I’m lengthy and long, and I move real good. He said you can’t teach height.”
Collins has offers from Louisville, Duke, Syracuse, Appalachian State, Wake Forest, Old Dominion, East Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Liberty, Illinois and West Virginia. He also took unofficial visits to West Virginia and Wake Forest prior to the Clemson visit. He wants to visit Illinois when recruiting goes live again.