A Bryce Mathews Update

One of Clemson's top targets on the offensive line updates CUTigers about a recent trip to the upstate.

OL Bryce Mathews Profile

Clemson signed an impressive offensive line class on Signing Day just a few months ago. Joining the ranks in the trenches for the Tigers were 5-star Mitch Hyatt, 4-star Jake Fruhmorgen and 3-stars Noah Green and Zach Giella.

As Offensive Line Coach Robbie Caldwell looks to develop future stars on Clemson’s line, he and the rest of the Clemson staff are continuing work on potential future Tigers.

Recently, 2016 4-star Brentwood Academy (TN) offensive tackle Bryce Mathews visited Clemson for the first time and came away impressed. Mathews took some time to speak with CUTigers to give his thoughts where the Tigers sit.

“I visited on the 25th [of April],” said Mathews. “It was great to see the campus. I’d always heard it was beautiful, but I was happy I could finally see it for myself. It was also awesome to sit down with Coach [Dabo] Swinney and hear what he had to say. He’s doing a great job of building the program and building it the right way. I really like how there is a Christ-like element in the program.”

Mathews spoke fondly of his discussion with Swinney saying, “He said he really likes my frame and athleticism.” Mathews stands at an impressive 6-foot-6 and weighs 275 pounds.

The Brentwood native already has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt and Virginia but claims no favorites at this time. “I haven’t really narrowed it down yet, but Clemson is definitely one of my top schools right now,” explained Mathews.

Though he claims no favorites right now, it’s hard to deny Ole Miss and Tennessee as possible landing spots for the offensive tackle. He’s made a number of visits to those schools already. “Those are both near the top too,” said Mathews. “The order is constantly changing, but those would be near the top right now.”

Mathews certainly is keeping a busy schedule as he tries to hone in on a future school. “I’ve also been to Ohio State recently,” continued the junior. “[This summer] I want to visit some places but don’t have any plans yet. I have summer basketball for my school, so it’s hard to schedule stuff now.”

Lastly, Mathews spoke about what is most important to him in looking for a future school.

“I want to be able to find a good fit for me. I want it to be a place where I get along with the players and look forward to spending 4 or 5 years with them.”

Mathews is rated as the No. 18 offensive tackle in the country in the 2016 class and as the No. 1 tackle in Tennessee according to Scout.

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