Ben Hall's playing days are over as a Clemson Tiger, and he left with many wondering what might have been if he had one more year. It seems each year there is rumblings that Clemson's offense will get the tight end more involved. Never before has there been an offensive coordinator like Rob Spence at Clemson, who has a track record with tight ends like Spence.
Spence had two tight ends with over 30 catches at Toledo last season. Incoming freshmen Paul Muse and Durrell Barry are gonna have a chance to hit the field this fall.
"I was in Clemson for the Orange and White game. I really liked what I saw in the offense. I cannot wait to get up there and put my stamp on it. Coach Spence told me if I do the right things, I have a shot to play early. Fans did not get to see the full extent that coach will use the tight end," said Muse.
Muse committed to the Tigers early last summer. Muse knew that Hall would be leaving and he would have a chance to come in and play early. Muse has been preparing to play as a freshman.
"My workouts have never stopped. I have really tried to step up and get myself playing at a higher level. When I was at the Georgia Tech game, I told Ben then, that he could go make his money because I was coming to take over. It just really cannot come soon enough, I am ready to get up to Clemson," said Muse.
It is possible that Barry and Muse both could play this fall. Bobby Williamson and Cole Downer are listed on the two-deep, but both incoming freshmen are talented enough to make an impact. Spence will use three tight end packages this year at times, so one is virtually guaranteed playing time.