#STRecruiting: #Clemson off to a quick start with four-star lineman

Collin Sadler

OT Collin Sadler (6-5 295) of Greenville High actually lives in Inman and started his career at Chapman before transferring to Greenville. And there he has exploded into one of the top offensive line prospects in the country. He’s rated a four-star prospect and the #16 offensive tackle nationally in the 2022 class in the 247Sports Composite. Sadler has a long offer list that includes Clemson and USC. At this point, the Tigers have forged a little stronger relationship thru offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell..

“I definitely have a great relationship with Coach Caldwell,” Sadler said.  “As far as South Carolina, they are really just starting to pick it up with me.  I’m starting to build an excellent relationship with them, but I definitely would say my Clemson relationships are a lot more developed. He (Caldwell) definitely likes the way that I finish. He said that I would have a really good chance at earning a spot.  He likes my versatility.  He thinks I’m a multiple position player and stuff along those lines.”

USC has increased its interaction with Sadler in recent weeks with Will Muschamp, offensive line coach Eric Wolford and tight ends coach Bobby Bentley all getting into the mix.

“I’ve talked to pretty much everybody down there,” Sadler said.  “I’ve talked to Bobby Bentley.  I’ve talked to Coach Wolf.  I’ve talked to Coach Muschamp.  He (Wolford) definitely likes the way I bend.  He said I’m a good finisher.  He said if we were to get together, he definitely knows  how to put players in the league and he thinks I would be the next one.” 

Sadler said he did not grow up a fan of either in-state school and has never been to a game at Death Valley or Williams-Brice Stadium. He did attend spring practices at both earlier in the year. He actually has been an Alabama fan, following the lead of his dad. As for game visits, Sadler said he’s been to Virginia Tech, Louisville, Notre Dame and NC State.

Sadler wants to make a commitment early in his senior season and his decision will be more people based than anything else.

“Definitely the relationships that I have with the coaches,” Sadler said.  “I’ve never really been impressed by stadiums, facilities, uniforms or anything like that.  I’m definitely a peoples person.  The way I look at it, you get to live and breathe whichever school you choose for three or four, or maybe five years of your life.  For me, it’s definitely more about relationships and people than anything flash.”

Some of his other offers are Arizona State, Georgia, Notre Dame, LSU, Pitt, Duke, Penn State, Virginia, Michigan, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Oregon, West Virginia, Miami, Cal, Alabama, Oklahoma and Indiana. He plans to cut his list down to a top 12 at some point. Sadler is listed as an offensive tackle but he said he can play all three spots on the offensive line.

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