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Clemson Football Recruiting

"They made a statement to everybody" - Clemson receiver recruit on win over Notre Dame

November 7, 2023
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2025 three-star slot receiver Jordan Allen‍ is one of Clemson’s top wide receiver recruits. He’s one of only two junior receivers the program has offered. He has visited Clemson for both of its most prominent home games this fall against Florida State and Notre Dame.

Allen plays at Buford High School, where he catches passes from five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola‍ and is known for his outstanding combination of speed, explosiveness, and quickness. 

Allen camped at Clemson in June and caught receiver coach Tyler Grisham’s eye after he didn’t lose a single rep. It was Grisham’s first time seeing Allen in person, and the pair have been in contact since August 1. Clemson offered Allen during a tour after the Florida State game. 

“I was in shock. A Clemson offer, that really means a lot,” Allen said. “They’re really selective. To be one of the only two receivers they’ve offered in my class – I'm very thankful.”

He was so impressed with Clemson that he booked a return visit to watch the team take on the No. 12 Fighting Irish in Death Valley last Saturday.

“I feel like they made a point and a statement to everybody,” Allen said. “Obviously, some of the games haven’t went their way this year, but they showed their determination and fight to turn this thing around. They can go on a run. They have a great team, a great staff- they showed college football who the team really is.”

Allen has raved about his experience visiting Clemson this fall.

“I get there, and it’s just nonstop love from the whole Clemson community,” Allen said. “It’s a great environment to be around. Everybody is nice, they want to make conversation with you. It makes you feel like home.”

During his time with the Clemson coaches, they’ve told Allen that they like how he plays with a chip on his shoulder.

“I’m not the biggest guy, and that’s the first thing people see. The Clemson coaches like that I play with pride and passion and go hard at everything I do.”

Allen has some ties to Clemson and speaks occasionally with 2025 Clemson quarterback commit Blake Hebert‍, who has taken the lead in helping build the Tigers’ class. He’s also spoken with 2024 four-star running back David Eziomume‍, a fellow Georgia native, about Clemson.

The three-star has plenty of time left before making his final decision. He’s visited Clemson three times in the past five months - but his recruitment will be competitive. Georgia and Tennessee have both offered Allen, and the three-star will visit the Georgia vs. Tennessee game on November 18. He will take time to go on visits and come to a decision next year before the start of the high school season. It’s safe to say that Clemson has made a good first impression and will be a factor in his decision-making process.

 
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