Four-star QB Christian Veilleux (6-4 201) of Ontario was waiting on one more offer before he could move ahead in his recruiting process. He visited Clemson in January and had planned a return trip for this week, but of course that was cancelled due to Covid-19. Before narrowing his decision to a final four, he wanted to know if Clemson was going to offer. He got the answer Tuesday night from quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter during a 20 minute conversation.
“I was very happy, felt very rewarding and accomplishing to get that Clemson offer,” Veilleux said. “It’s a big deal that they invited me in. I was very happy I got it and definitely something I was trying for and really the only one that I was waiting on.”
Now that the Clemson offer is in the bag along with the likes of Tennessee, Penn State, Duke, Indiana, Syracuse, Michigan, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, UCLA, Arizona State, Boston College and Louisville, Veilleux can move forward toward his ultimate decision he hopes later this summer.
“It helps me narrow things down,” Veilleux said. “I’m going to come out with a top four in the coming week or two. That was the only one I was waiting on to move forward to this next step of focusing on the four schools and then making a decision. I’m ready to narrow things down.”
Veilleux also visited Tennessee, Duke and Penn State earlier this year before visits were stopped. Based off his visit to Clemson in January, it would appear the Tigers stand a good chance to make his final four.
“Just from my limited time around the program, you can definitely notice why they are such a successful team, winning national championships and playing for one each year,” Veilleux said. “When I went, I really liked the people there. I really liked the academics that they offer. The academic staff was something that was big for me when I went on the visit. Obviously the coaches are great, the facilities are amazing. Everything about it shows you why it’s such a great program. I really liked it all.”
Veilleux is rated the #15 pro-style passer in the country in the 247Sports composite and the #13 prospect in Maryland. Last season he accounted for 2100 yards and 21 touchdowns.