Droogsma checks out Clemson

Three-star offensive guard Austin Droogsma, who was in town for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp, spent a full day in Clemson.

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Up with teammate Gulf Breeze High School Alex Pagonis, the trip was going just fine. Then Droogsma woke up Wednesday morning.

"It was good. We got up there Tuesday and went out to campus, went and hung out with the coaches for a little bit at the practice," Droogsma told CUTigers last week. "I got pretty sick. I woke up Wednesday morning and was pretty sick, just kind of hanging over the toilet for the better part of the whole day.

"I didn't actually get to go to the camp and work out for them. That was pretty rough."

Droogsma described the illness as a "24-hour stomach bug." Since the illness lingered through Wednesday, their trip to Florida State was cancelled.

Aside from getting sick, he enjoyed the visit to Clemson.

"Coach [Chad] Morris has been trying to set up a meeting with the track coach. I was just kind of bummed that I didn't get to meet him, because I know coach Morris has tried a couple of times to get me up with him," Droogsma said. "Other than that, and other than the stomach thing, it was a good trip. I'm glad I got to get up there and hang out with them, reassure them that I'm still interested in them.

"They still want me up there. It's all on good terms."

Droogsma, a Florida AAA state champion in both the shot-put and discuss, plans to throw in college. It's an option he also has at Florida State.

Before visiting Clemson, Droogsma tripped to Mississippi State. He hopes to return to both Clemson and Florida State in July.

Clemson and Florida State, by the way, remain his top-two choices.

"I'll know for sure, probably about late football season, probably towards Christmas time, maybe something like that," he said.

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