Clemson has done very well in the past two years on the recruiting trail, picking up offensive line talent to match the skill talent already on campus that the Tigers have always been known for. Matt Bockhorst, one of the Tigers' three offensive line commits to go along with Noah DeHond and Blake Vinson, just adds to the OL talent the Tigers are starting to stockpile on the 2017 commitment list.
CUTigers caught up with Matt as he prepared to make his way back to Pickens county this weekend and take in the Tigers' practice. We asked him a few questions about how things are progressing since giving his verbal pledge to Clemson.
CUTigers: Matt, tell us how you are doing and how things are progressing since we last spoke.
MB: Well I am doing great personally. We got finished up with midterms a couple weeks back, and now we are heading into spring break. Workouts are going really well and my weight is floating from 295-298 which is where I want to be. I am working hard on my technique and being the best player I can be so that I can give myself the best shot to make The Opening finals and have a great season next fall.
CUTigers: You mentioned to us you are going to be in Clemson this weekend. What are your plans for the summer and camps?
MB: After I take my visit this Friday, I will be back at Clemson for camp June 14-16, and I will be there from Friday, June 10 to Thursday, June 16 because my little brother will be participating in the youth camp and we will just stay down there.
CUTigers: What other 2017 prospects have you spoken with, and what do you tell them about Clemson when you do?
MB: As far as recruits I have been talking to, I am focusing my efforts on Trey Smith. I know the coaching staff really wants him and I do too because he is an outstanding player, and he and I get along really well. I know he plans to visit for spring practice and camp, but I don't know specific dates. Aside from Trey, I have also been making it a point to develop relationships with the other commits, specifically Noah and Blake because we will be playing next to each other. I think we have all done a good job as a group to stay in touch and support one another.
CUTigers: Anything you would like to say to Clemson Nation?
MB: I can honestly say that I am still extremely excited to be a Clemson Tiger and I wear the Paw with pride here in Cincinnati. There is not a doubt in my mind that Clemson is the best place for me.