OL R.J. Mattes Profile
Jay Robinson (N.C.) standout R.J. Mattes was impressed with the game day experience in Death Valley.
"I enjoyed it a lot," he said. "I have never been to a game with such a crowd. It is a whole different atmosphere going down and seeing Clemson play. It was crazy.
"We tailgated with some of our friends that are Clemson fans. I couldn't believe how early all the fans go there. We were there at one o'clock and it was full of fans already."
Clemson assistant coach Billy Napier spent some one on one time with Mattes during the visit.
"Coach Napier took me to the Tigerpaw in the center of the field. I got to stand there and look around at the stadium," said Mattes.
The trip to Tigertown left an impression on Mattes.
"It was awesome going to my first game down there. All I have ever heard about was the atmosphere at Clemson. It is the best college football game I have been to," said Mattes.
The prize recruit also got to speak with a lot of other top prospects at the game.
"I talked to A.J. Harmon, Dalton Freeman and Daquan Bowers. I also got to talk with J.K. Jay and Kyle Parker. They all told me I should come to Clemson," said Mattes.
R.J.'s father enjoyed his return trip to Clemson.
"My dad had a great time. I'm sure you saw him walking around with his Clemson hat on. He had played here when he was at Virginia. He talked about how it was when the team comes running down the hill," said Mattes.
The Tigers may get another chance to impress Mattes in a few weeks.
"I am definitely going to try to go see the State game against Clemson," said Mattes.
Mattes helped lead Jay Robinson to an impressive victory Friday night.
"We beat Concord who is one of our rivals. We scored on a last second touchdown. The crowd rushed the field after the game," said Mattes.
"It was awesome"
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