#STRecruiting: Florida OL lands #Clemson offer Monday

Roderick Kearney

Clemson’s football coaching staff remained in a giving mood Monday, two days after handing out three offers at their junior day Saturday. Monday, they made two more offers to players who were in for visits. One went to DE Colton Vasek (6-6 230) of Austin, TX, and the other to OL Roderick Kearney (6-4 300) of Orange Park, FL.

Kearney visited Clemson with his coach, the first of several visits for him this week. He spent much of his time with offensive line coach Thomas Austin and area recruiter CJ Spiller. Getting the offer, Kearney said, was just part of a great day for him with the Tigers.

“I had a great experience overall,” Kearney said.  “The coaching staff, and the atmosphere was out of this world.  The fanbase is crazy.  The campus is crazy.  Coach Austin is recruiting me the hardest, and Coach Spiller, they just like my all-around game.  They say I can be a next level player the way I move.  I can play anywhere.  Not specifically one position.”  

Austin, of course, is in his first season as the Tigers’ offensive line coach, and he’s meeting some of these offensive line recruits for the first time. But Kearney said he already has a very comfortable relationship with Austin.

“It feels like I’ve known him for the longest,” Kearney said.  “He’s a great dude, a great guy.”

Clemson has jumped with the likes of North Carolina, Florida State, Oregon, LSU, Georgia, UCF, Michigan, Florida, Arkansas, Miami, Rutgers and Cincinnati. The offer from Clemson throws the Tigers right into the hunt.

“I don’t have any type of number one or number two, none of that,” Kearne said.  “Clemson is a great place and they could possibly be up there if I did have a list.”

Kearney will stay on the road this week. Tuesday he will visit Georgia. Wednesday, he plans to see Arkansas. Saturday he will be at Florida. And at some point this week, he plans to drive thru Tuscaloosa to see the Alabama campus though the school is on spring break and the coaches are away.

More Notes:

  • Clemson is in the top 10 with DT Hunter Osborne along with Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Georgia, Florida, Miami, Auburn, Southern Cal and Oregon.
  • 2024 SAF Noah Dixon of Lagrange, GA visited Clemson Saturday.
  • 2024 PK Nolan Hauser of Cornelius, NC visited Clemson Saturday.
  • 2024 CB Kaleb Beasley of Nashville plans to visit Clemson for the spring game.
  • USC target RB Treyaun Webb plans to visit Tuesday for the first spring practice.
  • USC offered 2024 DE Jonathan Echols (6-6 225) of IMG Academy.
  • 2025 SAF Jovarious Lundy of Tamps was offered by USC.
  • 2024 QB Jayden Bradford will visit Georgia Tuesday.
  • TE Reid Mikeska will visit USC Thursday.
  • OL BJ Williams (6-4 270) of Fairburn, GA visited Clemson Saturday.
  • USC offered 2024 DE/TE Eddrick Houston of Buford, GA.
  • 2024 ATH Jaiden Spearman of Charlotte, who attends school in Connecticut, plans to visit USC Tuesday and Clemson Wednesday.
  • USC target SAF Cameron Upshaw will visit Florida Tuesday.
  • USC target DE Jaybron Harvey was offered by Florida.
  • USC target CB RJ Johnson was offered by Florida.
  • USC target LB Jaden Robinson will visit Florida Tuesday.
  • USC target LB Cameron Lenhardt visited Penn State Monday.
  • LB Rico Walker, who visited Clemson Saturday and is also a USC target, will visit Georgia Tuesday.
  • USC and Clemson target SAF Jordan Bass was offered by Pitt.
  • 2024 QB Dylan Raiola of Chandler, AZ, who is drawing Clemson interest, was offered by Michigan.
  • Camden DE Xavier McLeod said he will reschedule his March 26th visit to Alabama due to a weightlifting competition. He’s also looking to visit Florida which offered Monday. He named USC, Georgia, Alabama, Michigan and Oklahoma as top schools right now.
  • Walhalla native C Gabe Wiznitzer is transferring from Louisville.

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