#STRecruiting: #Clemson visit pays off in an offer for Ohio offensive lineman

William Satterwhite

One of the top offensive linemen in the 2024 class made his way from Ohio to Clemson in April, with the visit concluding with an offer from the Tigers. William Satterwhite (6-3, 290) from Akron (OH) Archbishop Hoban picked up a Clemson offer on April 12th during his tour of multiple schools in the Southeast.

Satterwhite left campus with a better understanding of the ways Clemson develops the players in its program, and the Tigers are hoping to become a serious contender moving forward. Satterwhite was aware that a trip to Clemson would most likely bring an offer, and the visit confirmed his thoughts.

“While recruiting me, the message was that if I do come to visit then most likely I’ll get an offer,” Satterwhite said. “They really enjoyed my film and my transcript. While I was on campus, I was just enjoying myself and then coach (Dabo) Swinney offered me. His message was they don’t offer hundreds of guys. The guys they offer, including myself, are great players, people, and students.”

Satterwhite’s Clemson recruitment has been led by offensive line coach Thomas Austin, and that relationship is continuing to blossom.

“We have a good relationship, and we talk very often,” noted Satterwhite. “I feel like my relationship in general has grown since I’ve gotten the offer and is going to continue to grow.”

Satterwhite added that Clemson’s atmosphere and facilities put them in the running with any school he is considering.

“My impression was that for not being a Big Ten school or SEC school, the facilities were super nice, and compared to others were better in some aspects,” he declared. “So, great impressions overall. The rehab center for the athletes to ensure healthy players and the activities and lounges they have for the players when they have free time were amazing.”

Satterwhite named Michigan State, Penn State, Tennessee, Georgia, Clemson, Auburn, and Alabama as schools that have stood out thus far, and he visited them all during the spring. He also made stops at Michigan, Louisville and Cincinnati. Some of his other offers include Wisconsin, West Virginia, Duke, Miami, Colorado, Wake Forest and Missouri.

So, what will be the major factors moving forward for Satterwhite in his recruitment?

“Education and how the program operates when the recruits aren’t there,” Satterwhite confessed. “The day-to-day life for the players being enjoyable and not just football 24/7. Getting the time to actually focus on school and development as a person.”

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