Elite lineman talks Clemson birthday visit, trip to Florida


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Boudreaux at a Clemson game last fall
Boudreaux at a Clemson game last fall

With over 70 offers, Parker BoudreauxParker Boudreaux
Offensive Tackle
6-5, 282
Orlando, FL

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has his pick of schools, including Alabama, Auburn, California, Clemson, Florida, and Notre Dame. However, it’s the Tigers that have been there from the beginning and continue to give the 4-star offensive lineman the royal treatment.

The Orlando (FL) Bishop Moore prospect spent his birthday in Clemson for junior day activities a little over a week ago, including watching a spring practice. He even got a few surprises along the way.

Boudreaux has been no stranger to Clemson but on this trip he wanted his family– mom, dad and two younger sisters – to see Clemson and everything it has to offer and he told TigerNet Tuesday night that the visit was everything he expected and more.

“I was just looking for the culture, family atmosphere, and people around the program,” Boudreaux told TigerNet. “It was an awesome visit. They treated me like a king. The coaches are so genuine and cool. The campus is beautiful. The culture is great, and felt like home.”

Being away from home, Boudreaux didn’t expect any sort of birthday celebration in Clemson but when he entered the WestZone for lunch, there was a cake with his number (56) waiting for him and the rest of the prospects.

“It was awesome. I totally wasn't expecting that,” Boudreaux said. “It really does show how much they want me. The whole coaching staff, people and players are just all genuine people, so it means a lot.”

The Clemson coaching staff is hoping to take three or four offensive lineman in the 2016 cycle and four of their top targets were in town for the visit – commit Sean PollardSean Pollard
Offensive Guard
6-5, 295
Southern Pines, NC

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, North Charleston (SC) Fort Dorchester’s John SimpsonJohn Simpson
Offensive Guard
6-4, 290
North Charleston, SC

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and Clark YarbroughClark Yarbrough
Offensive Tackle
6-6, 255
Woodberry Forest, VA

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out of Woodberry Forest (VA).

Boudreaux said that he could see all three of those guys as future teammates.

“They are real cool dudes and straight up laid back guys,” he said. I could for sure see myself playing with them at Clemson.”

The 6-4, 290-pounder has a busy spring and summer planned after recent trips to both Clemson and Florida.

“The Florida trip was fun. Everything went pretty good,” he said. “[Florida head coach Jim McElwain] Coach Mac is definitely going to rebuild that program to where it was a few years ago. For the spring, I’m going to Ole Miss, Auburn, Alabama, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. Over the summer, I’m going to Notre Dame and probably a couple of others.

However with Clemson at or near the top of his list, Boudreaux is constantly communicating with the Tigers’ coaching staff.

“[Offensive coordinator] Coach [Jeff] Scott and [offensive line] Coach [Robbie] Caldwell message me every day,” he said. “Of course, Clemson is one of my favorites.””

As of right now, Boudreaux’s plan is to take all of five of his official visits and will likely make a decision next fall or at one of the All-American games should he get invited.


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