Clemson welcomed a large contingent of local and regional high school prospects to Death Valley to watch the staff put the the team through the paces in front of a large “Youth Day” crowd. One of the prospects in attendance was Knoxville, Tennessee product and Fulton High School QB Xavier Malone. Xavier is 6’3 and 198-pound 2019 QB who is just now hitting the radar, as the Tigers are starting to show legitimate interest in the Volunteer State gunslinger. The Tigers have recently received commitments from a couple of highly coveted 2017 Tennessee prospects in Knoxville WR Amari Rodgers and Memphis RB Cordarrian Richardson. CUTIgers had the chance to ask Xavier a few questions about his recent trip to Tiger Town.
Clemson WR Commit Amari Rodgers and 2019 QB Prospect Xavier Malone
CUTigers: What are your thoughts on Clemson as you depart from your visit?
Malone: I loved the plans for the new facility, the whole family environment with the coaches, fans and players, the the flexibility of the offensive system.
CUTigers: Where would you put the Tigers among your top schools?
Malone: Right now they are #2 in my order but definitely one of my top schools.
CUTigers: What interest have you received so far in the recruiting process?
Malone: I have received interest from Florida State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Tennessee, and Northern Arizona. As of right now I have no offers. I will be attending Tennessee Junior day April 2nd.
CUTigers: When do you plan on visiting Clemson again?
Malone: I am going to try to attend the Spring Game and to some of the camps they are offering in the summer.
CUTigers: What have you heard from the Clemson staff in your time with them regarding your recruitment?
Malone: They want to get me back to a camp and see me throw and further evaluate me.