Morris offers Texas LB

Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris was in the Dallas area earlier this week making the rounds. One of his stops was at Jesuit College Preparatory of Dallas.

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While at Jesuit, Morris offered three 2013 prospects. One of which was junior linebacker Jordan Mastrogiovanni.

"It was really unexpected, actually," Mastrogiovanni told CUTigers. "He wants us to come up for a visit. He just extended an offer. We were kind of startled, but mainly honored. Really honored to get an opportunity to play at Clemson."

Morris also offered wide receiver Jake Oliver and offensive tackle J.J. Gustafson.

Since the trio was offered by the Tigers on Tuesday, Mastrogiovanni has begun to research Clemson since.

"Coach [Dabo] Swinney has a great record. They just won the ACC and I really think they're on the rise," he said. "I actually had them projected to go all the way at the beginning of the season. It's definitely a place on the rise.

"I think coach [Brent] Venables is a great, new hire. I can't wait to see how things turn out for them this season."

Mastrogiovanni is familiar with the former Oklahoma defensive coordinator, who was hired by Clemson for the same job last week.

"He came up to a spring practice one day. He invited me up to one of the OU camps and I went," Mastrogiovanni said.

The Clemson offer was No. 2 for the 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker. Purdue was first.

He'll head to Baylor for a junior day this weekend and then to Texas Tech next month. A Clemson trip could be in the works.

"I actually really want to go for a visit. My dad and I talked about it," Mastrogiovanni said. "He said it's definitely a place because they have good academics…I actually really do want to go check it out. I think it's a place that would really be fun to play. I think I'd get a lot out of it." Top Stories