Four-star OT visits, plans return

After hosting four-star Jake Fruhmorgen for Junior Day earlier this month, Clemson appears to be in strong position for the 6-foot-5, 265-pound offensive tackle.

OT Jake Fruhmorgen Profile

The Plant High School [Tampa, Fla.] prospect was one of several big-time offensive tackle prospects to visit Clemson for this month's Junior Day.

"I had a fun trip. I liked it a lot, because it's kind of quiet. The campus is pretty quiet. liked it a lot. That was one thing that I liked about the school," he told CUTigers, during a recent interview.

Dabo Swinney, Tony Elliott and Robbie Caldwell all spoke with the country No. 9 ranked offensive tackle during his visit.

"I met with Coach Swinney and coach Elliott before, and it was cool to see coach Caldwell," Fruhmorgen said. "I'd never met him. He was a cool coach. It was good meeting him and the guys who would coach you if you went there. It was cool meeting him. He was a cool guy."

What was their message?

"They were just saying they need tackles," Fruhmorgen said. "They said they need some guys playing the tackle position and they're recruiting three tackles, and so far they've only got two."

What stood out about Clemson, its facilities and football operation?

"There wasn't just one thing one thing I liked about it. I just got a good vibe as I walked through the campus. You can get a feel sometimes when you go places. I had a great feeling just walking through there, and it was just comfortable. We're going back up there soon, to check it out again."

Fruhmorgen will be back in Clemson in March to watch spring practice.

"I want to say March 10, maybe, to watch spring practice," he said. Does Fruhmorgen have anything else on tap?

"I don't think so. I think just them, March 10," he said. "I may go to Florida or something, I don't know."

With an offer sheet that includes just about every heavy hitter in the college game, Fruhmorgen has an idea of what he'll be looking for when he makes a decision later this year and when exactly that might happen.

"When I feel like if I go to the school and I just feel like this is the place for me, it's just a feeling I'll get," he said. "It'll probably be a couple of months. I don't think I'll wait until my season or after spring. I think it will be before spring."

CUTigers.com Top Stories