OT Oliver Jones Profile
Napier, who oversaw Clemson's recruitment of Ninety-Six High School junior offensive tackle Oliver Jones, was fired after two seasons as the Tigers' offensive coordinator.
CUTigers reported that Jones was offered by Clemson back in May. A month later, he spent three days in Clemson for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.
On Monday, Jones shared his reaction to the firings of Napier and running backs coach/special teams coordinator Andre Powell.
"I guess it's just what happens in college football," Jones said. "I hate to see them go. They were cool guys. I liked them a lot."
Clemson and South Carolina remain the only two offers to his name.
Last month, he claimed the in-state schools were even.
That's still the case a month later, despite the changes to the Tigers' coaching staff.
"That kind of stuff happens. I hate to see them go, but I know that's a part of the sport," Jones said.
"I had a great relationship with coach Napier, because he was my recruiter. [His relationship] meant a lot to me. He's a great guy."
Jones last visited Clemson for the South Carolina game.
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