December 13, 2018

Recruits React: Orange & White Game

By my count there were at least 10 signees from the heralded 2016 recruiting class in attendance on Saturday. Joining them were over 20 highly sought after prospects from the 2017 and 2018 classes. With a record crowd of 50,500 packed inside of Death Valley, the atmosphere was likely the best Clemson has ever seen for a Spring Game. Mix in a sun-splashed afternoon and it’s no surprise that several of the recruits in town left impressed.

Take a look below to see how the players reacted to the record setting Orange & White game:

2016 Signees
Xavier Kelly
★★★★ DE
It was incredible! I really appreciate the +50000 loyal fans that attended the game. I can’t wait to get there.

Zerrick Cooper
★★★★ QB
All I can is that it’s gone be a long season for opposing teams. The spring game was good and the offense looked pretty good. The fans are amazing, I got rushed by like 12 people.

K’Von Wallace
★★★ CB
Best experience ever at Clemson for me! Record setting crowd. Felt like a real game. I signed plenty of autographs so the fans showed a lot of love. Most of the fans seemed to know me already. The trip to the locker room gave me chills with Coach Dabo and the players just getting together and praying, doing all the things I love so much already.

Diondre Overton
★★★★ WR
The spring game was outstanding. I loved the way the fans came out and supported. It shows how much they really love the team. Also, being at the game gave me a glimpse of what it would be like next year and I feel like I can fit in.

Cornell Powell
★★★★ WR
The atmosphere was incredible! 50,000+ at a spring just shows how loyal and amazing Clemson fans are! Watching the game and seeing the talent that we have was fun.

Cade Stewart
★★★ OL
It was awesome, the fan base is the best in the country. I’m just excited that in a few months I’ll be working with the team.

Chandler Reeves
★★★ OL
It was great to see so many fans out supporting Clemson football. The coaches were awesome as always. I really feel like it’s one big family every time you walk in there. Great being a part of it.

2017 Recruits
Chase Brice (Commit)
★★★★ QB
The game was great. Really enjoyed getting back up to TigerTown. I thought the game went well. It was cool seeing Tre Lamar out there because I played against him in the semifinals this past season. All of the QBs looked good and the team seemed to have a great chemistry. And also, #WE2DEEP17 did a great job recruiting some big time guys that we want to join us! Can’t wait to get back up there!

Hunter Johnson (Commit)
★★★★★ QB
The crowd was awesome to see yesterday. The team looked smooth on the field, which was fun to watch. I had a great time hanging with Amari, Chase, and Blake as well as some of the ’16 signees. We were able to do a little recruiting as well which was fun too. We are really working hard to put together a really good class full of really good guys who fit Clemson.

Amari Rodgers (Commit)
★★★★ WR
I loved the atmosphere as always and the fans…I loved everything about it. The game went well too, they competed and got after it!

Blake Vinson (Commit)
★★★ OL
The game was awesome. I was really surprised with the crowd that came out and really felt like I was a part of the Clemson family.

Zach Carter
★★★★ DE
I was amazed with how many fans showed up to the Spring game. Clemson is going to be a special place for a long time.

2018 Recruits
Dakereon Joyner
★★★★ QB
Amazing fans! 50,000 at a Spring game, you can’t beat that. My boy Deshaun came out explosive as I expected him to.

Will Lawrence
★★★★ OL
I had a really fun time overall. The environment was great and I had a blast!

Xavier Thomas
★★★★★ DE
It went great! Clemson never fails to impress me more and more everytime I go! Its always fun and exciting. The fans were amazing once again. There were 50,000 there just for a Spring game which is crazy. I talked to Coach Swinney for about 10 minutes privately in the locker room after the game and he told me how I would fit perfectly in their system and culture so I had good time. I most likely will be going back up there for a camp this Summer.

Stephon Wynn Jr.
★★★★ DE
I was really amazed to see how many fans showed up for a Spring game. It shows how much people love their Tigers and I really enjoyed the game.

Justin Mascoll
★★★★ DE
I loved the fans at Clemson, they were very energized and welcoming. I also loved the excitement the coaches and players were showing during the game.

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