Venables offers Georgia OLB

On Sunday night, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables told this three-star outside linebacker that he had an offer from the Tigers.

OLB KeShun Freeman Profile

The offer went to Callaway High School [Hogansville] junior KeShun Freeman during a phone call on Sunday night.

Freeman told CUTigers: "I was speaking to [Venables] and he was like, ‘I've been trying to find you. I heard about this Georgia linebacker who was really good at football and really good in school. I had to find this kid.'

"He was like, ‘I had never heard of you before. I looked at your tape and I knew then that was a kid I wanted on our football team.'

"We had a long conversation. I was telling him I really worked hard in school," Freeman said. "We really had some great conversation. He was really giving me some information about the school."

The Clemson offer joined Duke, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, UNC, South Carolina, Stanford, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Over the weekend, Freeman visited his two favorite schools for their spring games. On Friday, he was at Georgia Tech. A day later, he was in Knoxville visiting Tennessee.

"They're my top schools right now. I'm keeping my eyes and my options open and really looking at other schools as well. But, right now, my top schools are Tennessee and Georgia Tech," he said.

Freeman shared his thoughts on Clemson and the two leaders.

Clemson: I really want to learn a lot more about them. Some of the people in my town are Clemson fans…I really want to see and hear the excitement there.

Georgia Tech: I really like their academics. Their team, I think, they're on the rise. They're getting a lot better. I think I can be a part of their program and help it grow.

Tennessee: I really like the excitement there. I like the fans, the coaches, the players, the facilities. It's really exciting when you go there…they really practice hard and they work hard. I think I would love to be a part of something like that.

Later this spring, he plans to take visits to Stanford, Boston College and Miami with his parents. A commitment could be on the heels of those trips.

"That should be by the end of May or early June," Freeman said.

As a junior, Freeman had 96 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and four sacks. He also recorded two pass breakups.

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