DE Clelin Ferrell Profile
Ferrell, who was hosted by Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson and
linebacker Dorian O'Daniel, could not single out any one individual
coach who he connected with the most on the visit, pointing out Marion
Hobby, Brent Venables and Dabo Swinney.
"Those guys really know what they're talking about. I really like Coach Venables'
intensity and humility," he said.
Clemson could be in need of some young talent to be ready to play due
to graduation losses on the defensive side of the ball. For now,
Ferrell has a long way to go until he will be ready to contribute.
The senior defensive end tore his right ACL prior to his senior season and did not play
this past year.
Still, Ferrell is anticipating big things.
"The rehab process is going great. I'm four months out of surgery. By the time I
get to campus in August I expect to be 100%. I want to compete for
playing time," said Ferrell.
Ferrell also understands that the change from high school to college will
be big, but he wants to "look up to the seniors to make the transition
easier" as he moves forward coming off off the injury.
Several players among the 2015 commitment class specifically stood out
to Ferrell on his visit. He cited having a good relationship with
Austin Bryant, Sterling Johnson, Garrett Williams and Tanner Muse.
However, Ferrell didn't offer any additional insight into Muse's
impending decision about whether to move forward with the MLB Draft or
come to Clemson to play football. Ferrell laughed off the question
saying, "I don't know. That's a tough one. You'll have to ask him."
One final visitor Ferrell talked about was Clemson target and former
South Carolina commit Mark Fields. Speaking of the 4-star cornerback's
time on campus, Ferrell said, "I know his family really liked it, and
he really liked it."
Ferrell is rated four stars by Scout.com and is ranked as the No. 20 defensive end in the country.
4-star DE impressed with Clemson trip
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