Massive DT visits Tigertown

Last Friday afternoon, one of the state's top sophomores made a visit up to Clemson to watch the Tigers' spring practice.

DT Dexter Wideman Profile

Dexter Wideman, the sophomore from Saluda High School was back in Clemson after visiting just a few weeks earlier for the March Junior Day.

"When I first got there, I went and met up with coach [Charlie] Harbison. He took me into the meeting room and I just watched what the team did before they practiced," he said in an interview with CUTigers.

What stood out at practice?

"College football is way faster than high school football. When I get to college, I'm going to have to adjust to that. They go with a lot of intensity and give a lot of effort."

Wideman also met with head coach Dabo Swinney and defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks.

"Before I went to the practice field, I went to coach Swinney's office. He was just talking to me about the history of Clemson and all kind of things about Clemson," Wideman said. "Coach Brooks, I went into his meeting room and watched film with the defensive linemen."

He'd met with Swinney on his previous visit to Clemson.

"I really like them. They make sure they have good relationships with their players and that's what I liked," Wideman said.

A return trip to Clemson will be made this weekend for the Orange and White spring game.

Clemson and South Carolina have offered. North Carolina and Auburn have also been in touch. He has no favorites.

As a sophomore, he had 61 total tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Top Stories