Recruits React: Clemson hosts Junior Day number two

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Simpson named Clemson his leader following the visit
Simpson named Clemson his leader following the visit

Head coach Dabo Swinney Dabo Swinney
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and the Clemson coaching staff hosted a variety of prospects for the second junior day of the year Saturday afternoon, a day held in conjunction with the Tigers fourth spring practice and first situational scrimmage inside Death Valley.

The prospects in attendance ranged from two committed prospects in quarterback Zerrick CooperZerrick Cooper
6-5, 200
Jonesboro, GA

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and offensive lineman Sean PollardSean Pollard
Offensive Guard
6-5, 295
Southern Pines, NC

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to 2018 prospects that are just getting started with the recruiting process.

Uncommitted 4-star offensive lineman John Simpson out of North Charleston (SC) Fort Dorchester was in attendance Saturday as well as 4-star offensive lineman Parker BoudreauxParker Boudreaux
Offensive Tackle
6-5, 282
Orlando, FL

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out of Orlando (FL) Bishop Moore.

TigerNet spoke with Simpson shortly after the conclusion of his visit and he publically named Clemson his leader following the visit.

Below are reactions from several of the recruits in attendance, however this is not a complete list and we will be running interviews with these guys in the coming days.

Adam Raschilla, 2016 offensive lineman, Tuscaloosa (AL) Tuscaloosa County: “It went great. I love how Clemson is more family based than like at other schools where it’s a business.”

Deon Jones, 2017 cornerback, Washington (DC) Archbishop Caroll: “I love it down there.”

Tyler Fannin, 2017 offensive lineman, Hoschton (GA) Mill Creek: “It was awesome. I love CLEMSON more and more every time I visit. Today was incredible. I had the chance to meet with coach Swinney, Venables, and Caldwell. They liked my size and film and all invited to camp this summer and games this fall.”

Jason Brown, 2017 quarterback, Fredericksburg (VA) Chancellor: “It went very good! I loved everything about it. I really liked how out by the indoor practice facility they have a graveyard and when they beat a top 25 team they put in a tombstone. I really liked the weight room and locker rooms as well. I also loved the stadium.”

K.J. Chamberlain, 2016 cornerback, Greenwood (SC) Emerald: “It was great! I loved everything about it. The best part was when we got to meet the coaches. They all made you feel like you were family there.”

Nick Coe, 2016 4-star defensive end, Asheboro (NC): “It was fantastic and it's a great college. The best part of the day was when I met the DE coach and the head coach.”

Chase Hayden, 2017 all-purpose back, Germantown (TN) St. George’s: “The visit went really well! I really enjoyed watching the practice and seeing Howard's rock.”

Kereon Joyner, 2018 quarterback/athlete, North Charleston (SC) Fort Dorchester: “Everything seems like it went perfect! Really enjoyed myself. The way they treated me. The way I interacted with the coaches. Built a strong bond with coach Brandon StreeterBrandon Streeter
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the QB coach. Learning the campus and seeing the education part of it.”

Alex Smith, 2016 offensive lineman, Woodstock (GA) Etoway: “It went great I enjoyed watched the players practice and how they interacted with each other and the coaches!”

Dax HollifieldDax Hollifield
Middle Linebacker
6-1, 220
Shelby, NC

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, 2018 linebacker, Shelby (NC):
“It was great. I really enjoyed it a lot. I think my favorite part was talking to Coach Swinney, Coach Venables, and Coach Brooks. They were really nice people.”

D.J. Brown, 2017 cornerback, Fairburn (GA) Landmark Christian: “The visit went great. Coach Reed was great and I enjoyed talking with him. The football stave was very friendly and this would be a great place for me to attend and play football.”

Thomas Jarrett Hopple, 2016 offensive lineman, Suffolk (VA) Nansemond River: “It went great. I liked how they encouraged us to visit other schools.”

Parker Boudreaux, 2016 offensive lineman, Orlando (Fl) Bishop Moore: "Outstanding and the best visit so far."

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