Clemson wide receivers coach Tyler Grisham continues to look at players for the 2024 recruiting cycle and one target was on hand for a visit recently. WR Alex Taylor (6-3, 175) of Greensboro (NC) is a player that currently holds offers from schools like Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Duke, NC State, Penn State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
So, to learn more about him, Grisham invited Taylor in for the visit to watch one of Clemson’s practices.
“What really stood out was definitely the spring practice and how aggressive they are, the schemes they run, how good the receivers are,” Taylor stated following his visit. “I definitely liked how Coach (Dabo) Swinney pushes the education part and how he pushes his players to graduate so they have a life after football as well. I like how they have 27 former players on staff.”
Getting to hang out with Grisham was certainly a priority.
“I spent the most time with Coach Grisham. Right now, we’re still just trying to build a relationship since I’m a younger guy,” he said. “They’re not really looking as hard at my class right now since 2023 is the next up. I’m building a relationship with him and getting closer. He’s already been in the league, so he knows what it takes to get there, and he played at Clemson, so he knows what the college is like,” Taylor said.
He also believes that playing at a program like Grimsley helps bring some national exposure.
“It definitely does, especially getting us noticed. My coach pretty much knows every other coach that’s in college football,” Taylor bragged. “They keep coming in and college coaches are at our practices. It’s pretty much like a college practice anyway. We lift every day. It’s just getting us more prepared for the future.”
So, where do the Tigers stand?
“I can definitely see them being in it,” noted Taylor. “They’re such a prestigious school and are one of the top programs every year. I feel like they would be in my top-10 if I had to make one.”
In addition to Clemson, Taylor has visited NC State, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, and West Virginia, but is already considering a return trip to the Upstate.
“I definitely want to get back to Clemson; I just don’t know when yet.”