Clemson Clelin Ferrell talks recruitment with Virginia Tech

Defensive end Clelin Ferrell is one of several Clemson players that will be returning to their home state of Virginia when the Tigers face Virginia Tech on Saturday.

A day after K’Von Wallace said he did not feel wanted by the Hokies staff after landing a late offer, Ferrell shared his story about being recruited by Virginia Tech Tuesday.

Ferrell chose Clemson over LSU and the Hokies, which upset the in-state staff.

“I called a coach up and told him that I was going to go to Clemson. That was my thing – I would call the main schools that I was talking to and tell them I was going to go to Clemson and that I was just happy for the opportunity for them recruiting me. When I called and told them, it wasn’t the best conversation with him,” Ferrell said. “I’m not going to tell you who it was, but let’s just say he kinda cussed me out a little bit.”

Ferrell is expecting to have 20-30 family members and friends at Lane Stadium on Saturday as he plays at Virginia Tech for the first time.

Ferrell is familiar with the Hokies, saying he grew up watching games featuring quarterbacks Michael Vick, Marcus Vick and Tyrod Taylor.

“I’m excited. It’s not about the stadium, it’s about just being back in my home state,” he said. “It’s going to be fun.”


Tigers coach Dabo Swinney was asked if he had any thoughts on the back-and-forth between Donald Trump and the NFL over the weekend and said his focus is on football.

“My thoughts are on Virginia Tech,” Swinney said. “I’m not getting into that mess. My thoughts are on the Hokies.”


Swinney updated the health of Clemson’s three injured cornerbacks.

Marcus Edmond is expected to miss a third consecutive game after suffering a foot injury against Auburn.

Trayvon Mullen remains in the concussion protocol after leaving in the second half of last week’s game against Boston College.

Mark Fields practiced Tuesday after leaving with a glute injury against the Eagles.

“Edmond is probably still not going to be able to go. I think he’s probably going to be out another week. He is getting better,” Swinney said of the Lower Richland product. “Mullen is in the protocol, so I don’t have anything to do with that. I have no idea. That’s just kind of a day-by-day type of thing.”

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