Elite safety visits Clemson

Deion Bonner, the top rated safety with a Clemson offer, was in Tigertown Saturday for the Orange and White spring game.

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Bonner made the trek up to Tigertown on Saturday with a contingent of folks from Carver High School (Columbus, Ga.).

The Scout.com four-star was also accompanied by his mother and stepfather.

"One part I really liked was when the coaches took us and let us see the rock, walk down the hill—where the players go before the game," Bonner told CUTigers.com. "That's a great feeling, right there."

They arrived to Clemson around 10 a.m. that morning and were greeted by defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison.

"We met coach Cheese at the athletic center. He met my mom for the first time, and my stepdad," Bonner said. "We walked around the building a little bit. Coach Cheese was showing around my mom."

Up next was a meeting with head coach Dabo Swinney.

"He met my mom, too, [for the first-time]," Bonner said. "We were in his office talking. He was telling my mom how Clemson was recruiting me and how I'd be a big factor in their program. He was telling her about the academics, how the athletes are like in Clemson. He was just letting my mom know all about Clemson."

What'd mom think of it all?

"My mom, she really likes Clemson. She was telling me that she could see me there and that it would be a good place for me to go," Bonner said.

After the Orange and White spring game, Bonner spent time Corey Crawford and David Beasley, former Carver standouts who are now at Clemson.

"They showed us a good time. They introduced us to some other players. It was a good opportunity to be with some former teammates and touch base with them," Bonner said.

He noted that Crawford and Beasley have spoken highly of Clemson.

"They let us know how down to earth the coaches are, how good they treat you, about their weight training, how they get to it in the weight room," Bonner said.

So far this spring, he's also visited Georgia. A visit to Alabama for Junior Day is likely on the horizon.

In fact, the Tigers, Bulldogs and Crimson Tide occupy his top three.

"Right now, they're probably all right up there," Bonner said. "It's going to be a hard decision."

What stands out about Clemson?

"Their great coaching staff and coach Swinney. He's a down to earth coach and it seems like I could get along with him very well," Bonner said. "I could see myself playing for Clemson."

For now, the plan is to wait and make a decision on signing day, but that could change.

"If there's a college that's standing out to me ahead of time, I might go ahead and commit then," he said.

Bonner finished with 52 tackles and five interceptions as a junior. During his sophomore season, Bonner had 40 tackles, 10 interceptions, eight pass break-ups and five forced fumbles.


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