2019 Dorman (S.C.) offensive guard Mason Trotter was announced as a signee by Clemson on Wednesday.
Trotter picked Clemson, as a grayshirt candidate, over offers from Louisville, where he visited on Jan. 25, as well as Syracuse, Appalachian State and Coastal Carolina.
"He turned down Louisville and several other Division I offers to basically walk-on at Clemson this year," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday. "At some point he'll get a scholarship. Really excited to add Mason to this class...You get one from Dorman...You know exactly what you're getting. You're getting a guy who can play. Well-coached and developed. Really excited about Mason and feel he has a great future in front of him.
"Going to be one of those guys like Adam Humphries, who we signed in that class and everyone was like, 'Who the heck is Adam Humphries.' And he turned out alright. Mason Trotter is going to be a good one for us."
He visited Clemson officially on Jan. 18.
Trotter was a Shrine Bowl selection. He joins former Dorman teammate Jordan McFadden on the Clemson O-line.
More on Trotter (Official Clemson bio)...
Three-year starter who started 41 career games for Dorman … two-time all-area selection by the Herald-Journal, helping his team to back-to-back Region II-AAAAA titles … earned second-team all-state honors from USA Today … guided team to an 11-2 record and a berth in the third round of the SCHSL AAAAA playoffs as a senior in 2018 … credited with a team-high 27 pancake blocks that year in helping his starting running back produce 1,720 yards and 19 touchdowns … as a junior in 2017, recorded 28 pancake blocks and led an offensive line that helped produce three 1,000-yard rushers en route to a state championship berth … ranked among the top 75 recruits in South Carolina according to 247Sports … participated in the Shrine Bowl … played for coach David Gutshall at Dorman … high school teammate of Clemson quarterback Ben Batson and offensive lineman Jordan McFadden … primary Clemson recruiters were Robbie Caldwell and Jeff Scott … will enroll at Clemson in the summer of 2019 with intent to grayshirt.