One of the top cornerbacks nationally in the 2018 class is Verone McKinley III of Plano, TX and he made a recruiting visit to Clemson the weekend of the USC game. McKinley came with his mom for a closer look at the Tigers and what they have to offer after making his first visit there last June.
“Great program with a great coach in Coach Swinney,” McKinley said. “Very unique place with a great fan base. They fit in with me because they bring pressure and give the DB’s chances to make plays on the ball quicker than usual. They like my feet, my instincts, ball skills, technique, football IQ and my physicality.”
McKinley has a Clemson offer along with offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech and others. He said he’s heard from USC but the Gamecocks have not offered. At this point, McKinley is keeping things open with his recruiting.
“No early favorites but probably a list coming before the end of the year, and no visits planned yet,”
This season McKinley went to games at Oklahoma (last weekend), Georgia, Texas Tech, LSU, Oklahoma State and TCU.