Clemson is sitting in a good spot with one of the top offensive linemen in the country for the 2025 recruiting cycle. Rabun Gap (GA) Nacoochee School’s Justin Hasenhuetl (6-5 300) was on hand for head coach Dabo Swinney’s high school camp in June and earned an offer from offensive line coach Thomas Austin.
A native of Germany, Hasenhuetl started playing football at the age of 10. He currently holds 19 offers, including Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, OIe Miss, and Southern Cal, among others.
Hasenhuetl noted that he’s glad he was able to make more than just one impression on the Clemson staff.
“It was the second time I came to camp, and it was awesome each time,” Hasenhuetl said. “I was able to get closer to the coaches and saw some new competition.”
He clarified that his improvement stemmed from the fact that his school threw the ball more last season, while playing against the likes of teammate and defensive end Gideon Herbert every day made him better.
“Playing against him is one of the best things that could happen to me,” Hasenhuetl bragged.
Following the workout, Austin took Hasenhuetl aside.
“It was unexpected because I didn’t know if they were going to offer any 25’s (class of 2025 recruits),” he confessed. “Coach Austin took me through the facilities and into his office, and we talked a little bit about my past and family. He just gave me the offer, and I could not believe the words that came through his mouth. I couldn’t believe that they really wanted to offer me.”
Clemson has now moved up in Hasenhuetl’s pecking order.
“I would say it is one of the top ones that I could even get, and it will be there all the way to the end,” Hasenhuetl explained. “I just have to know some more about the coaches and build our relationship up.”
He wants to take an official visit back to Clemson at some point this season, but he wants to make sure that his mom can join him on the tour.