Clemson recruiting: Coaches pay OL Cade Mays a visit

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Clemson coaches stop in to see Cade Mays

We’re less than a week away from the first-ever early signing period, and it’s not going to be a quiet one for Clemson. The Tigers have 12 commitments and are looking to add a few more, namely at offensive line, defensive end and defensive back.

When the calendar rolls around to Dec. 20, we’ll have some more clarity on where Clemson’s recruiting efforts will stand, which guys they’ll be adding immediately and where their sights will shift to after the dust has settled and they determine who to go after next.

But for now, at least until the contact period ends, coaches are on the road to conduct in-person visits with all sorts of recruits. Dabo Swinney and his staff have certainly been no exception. They’ve been all over the southeast, and they kept it going on Wednesday.

Swinney stopped by Knoxville Catholic (Tenn.) to see 5-star offensive lineman Cade Mays, one of Clemson’s top remaining targets and one who will be signing next week.

Also there, as the tweet shows, was newly minted Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer and coach Jeremy Pruitt, who are trying to lure Mays back to the Volunteers after he de-committed.

Turns out, Swinney and offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell weren’t done with Mays just yet. They paid Mays a visit at his house later Wednesday night, with the lineman saying he ‘had a great visit’ with the two Clemson coaches.

4-star safety gets in-home visit

Leon O’Neal, a 4-star safety ranked as a top-10 player at his position in the country per 247Sports, got an in-home visit from Clemson coaches on Wednesday night, per his Twitter.

Clemson offered O’Neal in January, and he committed to Texas A&M in June before de-committing from the Aggies on Dec. 1. After missing out on Tyreke Johnson at safety, the options there are kind of thin, and O’Neal would be a top-flight addition there.

Coaches stop by familiar spot

Co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jeff Scott stopped by Grayson High School along with safeties coach Mickey Conn on Tuesday, the same school where Ryan Carter and Wayne Gallman blossomed as high school players.

Clemson’s in the running for a few guys there but two — 5-star linebacker Owen Pappoe and 4-star defensive end Kevin Harris — are on the Tigers’ immediate radar.

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