One of the top performers at Clemson’s camp Thursday was WR Andre Green Jr. (6-3 180) of Richmond. The heavily recruited Greene came into the camp without a Clemson offer, but it didn’t take long for Dabo Swinney and receivers coach Tyler Grisham to remedy that. Before Greene left campus for an official visit this weekend at Georgia, Swinney let him know he wanted him to be a part of his high-powered receiving corps of the future.
“I was really excited to get the Clemson offer,” Greene said. “Like many others, it was one of my dream schools growing up. It does mean a lot knowing they are very selective in who they offer and the few wide receivers they have offered. Clemson has the total package in facilities, academics, etc. But many schools have great facilities, etc. I was more impressed with the people and consistent message from everyone. Everyone is definitely on the same page and that’s important.”
Greene said he and Grisham have developed a strong relationship during the recruiting process, and that’s a major reason he’ll give Clemson plenty of consideration now that he has the offer.
“Getting in there in person and spending a lot of time getting to know him better was an awesome experience,” said Greene. “Coach talked about how well I run routes, my physicality and size, ability to go up and get the ball, strong hands, footwork, etc. But one thing that he said really stood out to him about me was my personality and engagement.”
Greene has had a top 15 of Tennessee, Florida State, Penn State, Georgia, Michigan, LSU, Virginia, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Miami, Florida, Texas A&M, Notre Dame and North Carolina. Clemson wasn’t on the list because there was no offer. That, of course, has changed now, and the Tigers will be a factor moving forward.
“After my visits my family and I will sit down to discuss them all,” he said. “Clemson wasn’t in my top 15 initially because I didn’t have an offer. But I would definitely say I was impressed and it was a very good visit.
Greene has also been unofficially to Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M. After his Georgia visit this weekend, he is scheduled for North Carolina next weekend and Oregon June 23rd. He has an unofficial visit to Florida State June 26th and one to Penn State July 26th. And he has a fourth official visit set with Notre Dame October 1st.
Greene is a four-star prospect and is ranked the #22 receiver nationally in the 247Sports Composite. In only three games this spring, Greene caught 12 passes for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns.
DT Jamaal Whyce (6-4 250) of Miami, who was at USC Friday, tweeted late Friday night that he has made his college decision and will announce next Sunday. Kentucky, Pitt, Miami, Ole Miss, Indiana, Alabama, Syracuse and Florida are some of his other offers.
USC offered 2023 LB Raul Aguire (6-1 220) of Locust Grove, GA. He’s a four star and ranked the #10 LB nationally in the 247Sports Composite. He was at USC camp Friday.
USC offered 2023 DE Mason Robinson (6-3 230) of Owings Mill, MD. Boston College, Penn State and Pitt are some other offers. He also has visited Penn State.
Fairfield Central ATH Stephon Gadsden plans to camp at USC Sunday.
Clemson offered 2023 OT Monroe Freeling of Oceanside Collegiate.
Per Hayes Fawcett, Clemson target 2023 QB Arch Manning of New Orleans, who visited Clemson last weekend, is at Texas this weekend. He will go to Alabama next weekend and Georgia the following weekend.
Hammond RB CJ Stokes is on his official visit to Missouri this weekend.
SS Cam Cannarella of Hartsville committed to Clemson.