DE Martin Aiken Profile
The Bamberg-Ehrhardt senior arrived to Clemson on Friday and stuck around
"I got a little taste of how life as a college athlete would be," Aiken he
told CUTigers. "The people knowing that I'm a recruit and coming
in, they kind of showed me around, how things would be when I'm there."
He spent a lot of time with several of the players who are already at
"Martavis Bryant, I hung out with him a little bit. It was Corey Crawford,
Grady Jarrett, Tony Steward," Aiken said. "Grady was my host. Those are
the people he hangs out with, so I kind of got to hang out with them,
Before the 6-foot-3, 250-pound prospect left Clemson, he had a one-on-one
meeting with head coach Dabo Swinney, who will visit Aiken's home
"He was just telling me that he was glad that I wanted to come to Clemson
and play for him," Aiken said. "He was mainly talking about he appreciated
my mom wanting me to be a part of what they're trying to build at
Not much was said about Clemson's search for a new defensive coordinator.
"I'm sure they made that decision for a reason. There had to be some
reason why," Aiken said. "I'm looking forward to coming in as a freshman.
I'll play for whoever their defensive coordinator is. I committed to
Clemson University. I didn't commit to play for a coach."
Aiken finished his senior season with 80 tackles, 13 sacks and 18 tackles
Aiken talks official, DC change
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