2011 OL amazed by Clemson trip

CUTigers checks in with another top rising junior to get his thoughts on his trip to Clemson this past weekend.

Each time Hendersonville (N.C.) High School's Jonathan Bowie comes to Clemson, he is just amazed.

"I would love to come here one day," he said.

Clemson might like him to come as well.

The Tigers are recruiting the rising junior as guard or center. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Bowie was in Tigertown Saturday checking out the Orange & White game, while also taking a peek into the Clemson football program.

"It was a good trip," he said. "The facilities were amazing."

Bowie, who is receiving interest from several schools, including East Carolina and Duke, was making his second visit to Clemson on Saturday. Besides Saturday's unofficial visit, he also took in a football game last fall.

On this trip, Bowie got the opportunity to speak with head coach Dabo Swinney and for the most part all of the football staff, while also taking a look at some of the facilities, including the WestZone, the locker rooms and the new weight room area that is expected to be ready by July.

"This football program is amazing and this atmosphere is great," he said. "I really liked everything I saw."

Though he has no offers at this time, Bowie is expecting to start getting some when the summer begins and when he starts attending football camps. He plans to return to Clemson again and he feels that an offer could come.

"I talked with Coach (Brad) Scott. He is an amazing coach," Bowie said. "Once again everything here at Clemson is amazing. I got to talk to all the coaches. All of them seem like nice guys and I would love to play for them one day."

Besides Clemson, Bowie has visited East Carolina and Duke, and though he liked those trips and liked what he saw, his trip to Clemson exceeded both of them.

"Coach Swinney was amazing. This football program is great. I love it here," he said.

As for his experience on Saturday, Bowie said he had a great time and really liked the passion the current members of the team were displaying.

"It is a great football program and a great school. Everyone gets along and it looks like they are all motivated," he said. "It looks like they all want to go for the same thing and have a great season. Hopefully, they will go far. It is great there."

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