Last year Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell recruited forward PJ Hall from Dorman, and now he’s going back to the high level Cavalier program for more. Brownell and assistant coach Antonio Reynolds-Dean earlier this week offered 6-9 Noah Clowney. The Tigers join Xavier, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Appalachian State, Upstate and Providence as offers for Clowney.
“One of the coaches at Clemson had been texting me a while back, but the last time we spoke was right before our state (championship) game,” Clowney said. “This past weekend, I’ve been playing good, a different coach text me. Coach Dean text me. We were talking and he said he made sure it was OK with everybody, and he just went ahead and offered. It felt great. I’m grateful for any offer.”
Clowney said he didn’t necessarily grow up a Clemson fan and hasn’t been to one of the home games there, but he does watch them closely now that his former teammate is in the program. And Brownell and Reynolds-Dean made it clear they’d love to have another Cavalier sporting the tiger paw.
“They have told me they like the way I play and they see a lot about me handling the ball a lot more than they thought I could,” Clowney said. “They told me they’d love to see what I could do with me and PJ both in the game.”
Clowney said one official visit he plans to schedule is with Xavier. He’s also talking a lot to Georgia Tech and likes the Yellow Jackets. He’s really just starting to see his recruitment take off, and he wants to see what’s ahead later in the year before moving forward.
“Right now I’m just trying to play and get thru the summer playing the best I can,” Clowney said. “After that, I’ve got to look back and see which schools I feel like I will fit in at the most and get good playing time. I want to go into an environment where I feel comfortable of course. I want to have a coach that’s going to push me. I’m strong on being close with my teammates. And somewhere where I feel like I fit into the system, and the way they play, they will try to develop my game beyond rather than just use me and go on to the next person that can do what I can do.”
Clowney averaged 10 points and 9 rebounds per game last season. He’s rated a three-star, the #88 prospect nationally in his class and the #4 prospect in South Carolina by 247Sports.
- USC is in the top 7 with QB Braden Davis of Delaware. The others are West Virginia, NC State, Georgia Tech, Duke, Stanford and Cincinnati.
- DB Keenan Nelson of Philadelphia has set official visits to Penn State June 11th and USC June 25th.
- Clemson offered LB Fletcher Cothran (6-3 205) of TL Hanna, his first official offer. He also plays baseball for the Yellow Jackets. He had 30 tackles, 3 for loss, last season according to MaxPreps.
- Clemson target DE DJ Wesolak of Boonville, MO was offered by Miami.
- 2021 catcher Caid Byrd of Socastee committed to Clemson.
- SAF Ashton Whitner of Greenville High was offered by West Virginia.
- Dutch Fork WR Antonio Williams was offered by Miami.
- Mauldin SAF Randy Caldwell was offered by North Carolina.
- Chapin OT Chase Sweigart has set an official visit to USF for July 16th.
- Former USC guard TJ Moss is transferring to McNeese State.
- Former Clemson forward Olivier Maxence-Prosper is transferring to Marquette.
- Forward Jimmy Nichols of Conway is transferring to VCU from Providence.
- College of Charleston signees: Fah’mir Ali, 5-10, Wilmington, DE; Dalton Bolon, 6-4, Gnadenhutten, OH; Ben Burnham, 6-7, Fort Mill; Nick Farrar, 6-6, Transfer NC State; John Meeks, 6-6, Burlington, NC; Reyne Smith, 6-2, Australia.