Clemson has extended offers to only two wide receivers in the 2025 class, and one of those receivers took in the Tigers’ win over Notre Dame this past Saturday.
Buford, GA wideout Jordan Allen picked up a Clemson offer on September 23rd while on a visit for the Tigers’ matchup with Florida State, joining Cortez Mills as wide receivers with reported Clemson offers. The 5-7, 170-pound receiver has also drawn offers from schools such as Georgia, Florida, UCF, and Louisville up to this point. Allen was on campus for Clemson’s triumph over the Irish, giving the staff another opportunity to make a strong impression on the dynamic receiver. Further, it gave Clemson fans a chance to duplicate the atmosphere Allen saw in September.
“Everyone in the stadium knew it was going to be a great game, and it was,” Allen said in referencing his visit for the Florida State game. “Two very good teams going at it. The stadium was packed out with orange shirts. Clemson fans really love their team and it showed. It got really loud up there too. It’s a great stadium and environment to play in for sure.”
Allen’s recruitment has been led by wide receivers coach Tyler Grisham, and Grisham believes that Allen would fit right into the Clemson culture.
“Coach Grisham kept emphasizing that I’m a “Clemson guy”, Allen said. “He says I fit Clemson’s standards so well based on things like my play style, work ethic, academics, and more. Basically, he said they need guys like me in their program and he went on to offer me a spot. I was in regular contact with Clemson staff members before the offer came, but since then I talk to them heavily. They check up to talk about little things like tell me good luck for my game and ask about my performance. They are definitely recruiting me really hard. They make me feel wanted up there in Death Valley for sure.”
Allen has developed a close relationship with Grisham over the years and knows that picking Clemson would mean development on and off of the field.
“Coach Grisham is a great coach. He knows his stuff and will develop you as a player and a man,” the Georgia wideout stressed. “A lot of coaches can only do one of those. He shows passion with me as a recruit, and I am not even a part of his team. So that shows that he takes care of his receivers and coaches really hard. I can definitely see myself playing for him in the future.”
Clemson has made Allen and Mills priorities at wide receiver, and Allen says the interest level between himself and the Tigers is mutual.
“The offer means a lot given that they are very selective with their offers. It shows the trust and belief they have in me. They believe my skillset is good enough to be a part of their legacy. I am very thankful for that. I am just as interested in them as they are in me.”
Allen has visited Clemson, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia, Duke, North Carolina, and UCF so far this season. He plans a return visit to Clemson this Saturday. As his recruitment continues, Allen says there are several factors that he’ll consider in making his collegiate decision.
“The relationships I have built with the coaching staff. The school’s interest in me and their location will play a role,” Allen elaborated. “And how my family feels about the program, academics, and the offensive scheme and style.”
According to MaxPreps, through seven games this season Allen had 25 catches for 395 yards and one touchdown.