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Clemson is in Wilkins' final group of six schools.
Clemson is in Wilkins' final group of six schools.

Saturday’s opponent may not be one that grabs national attention but the importance of the weekend can’t be overstated – Senior Day, Military Appreciation Day and perhaps one of the biggest recruiting weekends of the season.

The Clemson football staff has made the Georgia State football game a priority recruiting day because they feel as if they can give the recruits more attention with a smaller opponent than next weekend with South Carolina coming to town.

The headliner of the group is 2015 4-star defensive tackle Christian Wilkins, Suffield (CT) Suffield Academy, whose stop in Clemson will be his first official visit since visiting Stanford earlier this fall.

Several members of Clemson’s defensive staff made the trip to Connecticut after Clemson’s Thursday night game at Wake Forest – a trip that really paved the way for this official visit.

Wilkins has final group of six schools – Boston College, Clemson, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State and Stanford.

Note - Chad Smith is good friends with Christian Wilkins.

Clemson will also host several committed prospects for their official visits this weekend.

Four of the Tigers’ five offensive line commits will be in town. Five-star Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett tackle Mitch Hyatt Mitch Hyatt
Offensive Tackle
6-6, 270
Suwannee, GA

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, Boiling Spring’s (SC) Noah Green Noah Green
Offensive Tackle
6-5, 275
Boiling Springs, SC

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, Augusta (GA) Augusta Christian’s Zach Giella Zach Giella
Offensive Tackle
6-6, 285
Augusta, GA

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will take official visits. Walk-on Logan Tisch out of Chapel Hill (NC) will also be in town Saturday.

Clemson’s two quarterback commits – Tucker Israel Tucker Israel
Quarterback
6-0, 195
Orlando, FL

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out of Orlando (FL) Lake Nona and Kelly Bryant Kelly Bryant
Quarterback
6-4, 205
Piedmont, SC

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out of Piedmont (SC) Wren – who are already watching the quarterback situation and Deshaun Watson’s injury with an interested eye will attend Saturday’s game as official visitors.

Also expected to be in attendance for official visits are Columbia (GA) Decatur wide receiver Shadell Bell Shadell Bell
Wide Receiver
6-3, 190
Decatur, GA

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, Clayton (NC) Cleveland defensive lineman Sterling Johnson Sterling Johnson
Defensive Tackle
6-5, 275
Clayton, NC

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, Belmont (NC) South Point safety Tanner Muse Tanner Muse
Linebacker
6-4, 205
Belmont, NC

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, Cornelius (NC) Hough defensive back Van Smith Van Smith
Athlete
6-0, 170
Charlotte, NC

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and Greenwood (SC) cornerback Kaleb Chalmers Kaleb Chalmers
Cornerback
5-11, 170
Greenwood, SC

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and linebacker Chad Smith from Sterling (VA) Dominion.

Unofficial visits with committed prospects expected to be at the game are Greenwood (SC) Emerald defensive tackle Gage Cervenka Gage Cervenka
Defensive Tackle
6-3, 280
Greenwood, SC

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and 2016 quarterback Zerrick Cooper Zerrick Cooper
Quarterback
6-4, 200
Jonesboro, GA

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from Jonesboro (GA).

Additional uncommitted visitors

2016
Kicker Alex Barbir, Cumming (GA) Sourth Forsyth
Defensive end Keenan Marr, Atlanta (GA) Grady
Offensive guard John Simpson, North Charleston (SC) Fort Dorchester

2017
Cornerback Madison Cone, Kernersville (NC) East Forsyth
Offensive lineman Trey Smith, Jackson (TN) University School of Tennessee

2018
Athlete Tyreke Johnson, Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian
Quarterback Dakereon Joyner, North Charleston (SC) Fort Dorchester

2015 Basketball
6'3 JoJo Anderson (2015/PG)


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