Massive tackle visits Clemson

This newly offered tackle took in Clemson's Junior Day this weekend and came away impressed with what he saw.

OT Mark Harrell Profile

Last Tuesday, Clemson offered offensive tackle Mark Harrell. On Saturday, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound junior was in Tigertown for junior day. The Charlotte Catholic (N.C.) prospect spoke with CUTigers after his day in Clemson.

"It was a lot of fun, despite the weather, I had a good time. There's a great an environment, a great aura about the place," Harrell said. "I really like the school spirit. They did a good job of showing us the facilities. They did a pretty good job of explaining all the academic attributes of the school. They did a real good job."

He also spoke at length with head coach Dabo Swinney.

"I really liked coach Swinney… he's a real nice guy, preaches values, which I like," Harrell said. "He seems like a real nice guy to play for."

New offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell also took time to meet one-on-one with Harrell.

"He's hysterical, a real good guy," Harrell said. "He's been around the block a few times. He said he's been coaching for about 35 years. He seemed like a real nice, down to Earth, country boy-kind of guy. And he seems to know what he's doing."

He learned of the new offensive that's being installed by first-year offensive coordinator Chad Morris.

"I thought that was pretty cool. That's what seems to be working at this level," Harrell said.

When asked of some other positives about Clemson, he said, "Academics. It's a great academic school. School spirit, that's another thing. Seeing them take care of the players, seeing them want you to succeed and graduate—those are definitely pluses."

Harrell holds over 10 offers, which include Notre Dame, Michigan and Virginia Tech. He does not claim any leaders. Top Stories