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Bill Smith played defensive end on the 1981 National Championship team. He's now a member of the school's Board of Trustees

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His son, Cannon, a four-star tight end prospect, according to has been committed to Clemson. The No. 7 ranked tight end in the class of 2014 made the trip up to Clemson again this past weekend, but this time it was for his official visit.

"It was a little bit different, just for the fact because you got to bond with the guys in your recruiting class a little bit better, got to see and do a lot more stuff than you just do going to recruiting visits for a game. Just being with everybody and being with the coaches all day was fun," Smith told CUTigers

When asked which 2014 classmates he spent the most time with, Smith listed: Alex Spence, Taylor Hearn, Justin Falcinelli, Jabril Robinson, Kendall Joseph and Jae'lon Oglesby.

"I spent time with all of them," he said.

Walk-on tight end Sean Mac Lain served as Smith's player host.

"I had some stuff figured out, but just seeing how the players interact with each other, just asked them questions about what's day-to-day life of a Clemson player," Smith said. "I got more insight than I would have just by trying to figure it out for myself."

He also sat down with the Clemson coaches.

"They said I'd be playing tight end. They just said you have to work hard and do what they tell you to do. If you do that, you can play soon," Smith said, "So I'm going to work hard and try to get on the field as soon as I can." Top Stories