Overnight in Clemson

Patrick Destefano, a three-star guard from Dorman High School, arrived to Clemson last Friday morning and stayed through early Saturday afternoon.

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The Scout.com No. 8 offensive guard wanted to see the other side of life at Clemson, the one away from the football field.

"The whole goal of the visit was to hang out and get to know the people," Destefano told CUTigers.com earlier this week. "The whole goal was for me to get to know everybody and be a normal student, be a normal kid for once."

How'd the visit go?

"It was a great visit. It was very well run. The best part about it, it wasn't very football-oriented for the first half of the day," he said. "From about 8-5 I was a normal student...[went] to some of their classes. It was great, to see the scholarly part of Clemson. All I've ever seen is the football side."

Destefano had wanted to make that kind of visit to Clemson for quite some time.

"It was something that I never really had the time to do, but at some point I had to go do it," he said.

The previous weekend Destefano was visiting Penn State, so he was unable to attend the Orange and White spring game at Clemson.

"That was a great weekend. It was kind of like a childhood fantasy fulfilled, just being able to see Penn State," he said. "Being able to meet Joe Paterno was a blessing. It was a blessing that a lot of people don't get to have."

Before the end of the month, Destefano will take an overnight visit to South Carolina. It will be his last visit before the summer.

"I've definitely got some camps in mind, but I haven't really gotten the specifics down yet," he said.

Destefano continues to remain wide-open in his recruitment.

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