STRecruiting: #Clemson looking to Virginia for an heir apparent at LB

Brett Clatterbaugh

Clemson is looking to reload again at linebacker in the 2025 class, and one of their top targets is set to return to campus this season for a game-day visit. Culpeper (VA) Eastern View linebacker Brett Clatterbaugh has been a frequent visitor to Clemson’s campus and is planning to be on hand when Clemson hosts Notre Dame on November 4th.

The 6-2, 220-pound linebacker picked up a Clemson offer in June to go along with offers from schools such as Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, and Virginia Tech.

Clatterbaugh has been on Clemson’s campus multiple times during his recruitment and can envision himself playing for the Tigers.

“The impression they’ve left on me is great. They have pushed the importance of life after football and family, as well as faith,” Clatterbaugh says. “I definitely could see myself at Clemson in the future.”

Clatterbaugh will also take visits to Georgia, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, and Penn State during the season. So, what are the boxes that need to be checked during his recruitment?

“In a school, I try to focus on the things that won’t change, like education, location, and environment,” he explained. “I’m still looking and experiencing it all.”

On the field, Clatterbaugh likes to describe himself as a heady linebacker.

“I feel like what makes me a good player is my knowledge of the game as well as my run defense,” Clatterbaugh said. “Those are what have been explained to me as my best attributes.”

Looking ahead to the visit for the matchup with Notre Dame, the Virginia native is looking forward to seeing the Clemson defense show up in a big game.

“At Clemson, I want to take in the whole experience,” Clatterbaugh gushed. “I’m excited to see the new Tiger Walk and fully experience the game-day environment. Gameplaywise, I know Clemson will show up like they always do.”

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