Four-star OT enjoys second trip

Mason Cole, the No. 19 offensive tackle in the class of 2014, was in Clemson on Saturday for the first Junior Day of the year.

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It was Cole's second visit to Tigertown. His first was back in June, when he was up from East Lake High School [Tarpon Springs, Fla.] for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

"It was awesome. Just to be back there for the second time, I enjoyed when I came in for the first time. It was just a good time," Cole told CUTigers on Sunday.

He added, "The whole trip was awesome."

Offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell spoke 1-on-1 with Cole. Running backs coach Tony Elliott, the recruiter of record for Cole, Artavis Scott and George Campbell, was also with the trio of teammates.

"Coach Elliott kind of hung out with us all day. We talked to him all day. And we talked to coach [Dabo] Swinney briefly," Cole said.

What was the message from the Clemson coaches?

"They were just letting us know that they really need us, stuff like that. They just told us how things at Clemson are different -- it's a big family there."

Cole is up to over 20 offers now, including one from Clemson. At this point, he's still evaluating all of his options.

"I plan to narrow it down sometime in the near future -- just sit down with my coach and parents and figure it all out," he said.

Clemson stands a good chance to make that top five.

"They definitely have a chance. It's one of my favorite schools," Cole said. "It's just different there…they've definitely got a real good chance."

Several factors will be considered as he works towards that group of favorites.

"The coaches, definitely -- also, just the whole campus, and the players that are already there, their attitude toward the program," Cole said. "It's just kind of a feel thing." Top Stories