N.C. DT picks up Clemson offer

This 2014 defensive tackle from North Carolina recently picked up an offer from Clemson, and he had plenty of good things to say.

DT Deshaywn Middleton Profile

The recipient of that offer was Parkland High School [Winston Salem] junior Deshaywn Middleton.

The 6-foot-2, 295-pound prospect also holds offers from Duke, East Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest.

"What happened was, my coach pulled me into the offense. Dan Brooks, the defensive line coach [offered], basically to break down what the need was," Middleton told CUTigers on Sunday.

He added, "There was a guy that was either going to sign or he wasn't. It depended on whether he was going to sign. The guy never signed, so they offered me on the spot right there."

An All-Piedmont Triad Conference selection as a junior, Middleton was happy to receive the offer.

"I feel honored to actually get an offer from Clemson. It was great," he said. "I've been down there once. I went down there for the Clemson, South Carolina game. It was a great trip down there. I was surprised. I didn't want to leave for a minute, but I had to get back up to school. It was a great visit. I talked with some of the players."

Middleton is familiar with Clemson defensive backs coach Mike Reed, who was previously on staff at N.C. State.

"I definitely have a great relationship. We'll continue that relationship," Middleton said. "Me and coach Dan, we also have a good relationship. I'm really taking an interest in Clemson right now, but I'm just keeping my options open, to see what all comes around."

As a junior, 45 tackles, 15 sacks, and three forced fumbles on defense. On offense he had 10 pancake blocks.

Middleton will visit Clemson on March 2 for Junior Day.

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