There’s a reason coaches push the envelope to get their fans to show up week in and week out. And it’s not just to create a great atmosphere for their current team. It’s also to “wow” incoming recruits and their families. Clearly, Clemson made an impact on 2023 CB Branden Strozier (6-2 175) of Alpharetta, GA.
“The fan support was real crazy. 35,000 for just a spring game,” Strozier noted after attending Clemson’s chilly “Orange and White” game in April. “You don’t get that too often at many colleges. That was pretty shocking.”
The two-sport athlete, who also competes in track and field, was quite impressed with his trip to the Upstate for the spring game.
“It was a good visit coming back up to Clemson. Just to see them, not really fully in action, but to get like a gist as to what the gameday atmosphere is like.”
Strozier said he kept a sharp eye on the Tigers secondary during the scrimmage and feels as if he’s a perfect match.
“The physicality and the technique that they’ve been playing there. That’s what I really like about their defensive backfield,” Strozier said. “They really like me, and they feel that I would be a great fit. They feel like I’m a person that Clemson needs and I’m the type of person that Clemson wants. “I feel like I would be a great fit in their defensive scheme. Me being able to play not just man but zone too.”
He has an official visit set with Clemson on June 3rd and plans take an official to Tennessee on June 17th. Alabama and Kentucky are also in the running for his services but have yet been granted an OV from the Georgia native.
On when he might make a college decision, Strozier noted it won’t be long.
“I want to commit over the summer, you know sometime in June after I’m done with all my visits. I’m starting to focus on certain schools.”