The devastating effects of storms that hit North Carolina and South Carolina this past weekend had an impact all the way down to the comparatively less important world of recruiting, where visitor lists at Clemson, Duke and NC State dwindled due to the inclement weather.
With that said, the chance to visit Clemson for the Notre Dame game was going to bring out talent, no matter the weather challenges.
Clemson fans wisely took hold of a terrific recruiting opportunity making signs of two top prospects for College Gameday Saturday morning. The extra effort was not lost upon ESPN 300 outside linebacker and former Tigers verbal Rahshaun Smith.
— Humble & Hungry 〽️ (@Nextlevel_shaq) October 3, 2015
The Tigers getting the Under Armour All-America Game outside linebacker continues to have Clemson at the top of his list with Maryland, Auburn and LSU also in contention. All four schools will receive official visits with the Tigers scheduled for Dec. 11.
Smith followed with this tweet following the thrilling win:
Great Game Clemson !
— Humble & Hungry 〽️ (@Nextlevel_shaq) October 4, 2015
Recruiting in the state of Georgia is vital for the Tigers' success. Among the many Peach State prospects at the big game was offensive tackle commitment Chandler Reeves.
Also on hand was top 2018 quarterback target Trevor Lawrence. One of the nation's top sophomores made the trip east from the Peach State with a member of the Cartersville High coaching staff.
— Kyle Tucker (@CoachTuck35) October 3, 2015
Competition for Lawrence will come out of the SEC, with Georgia and Tennessee receiving the majority of early mention.
A number of prospects tweeted about plans they had to attend the Clemson game, but the weather forced a cancellation. That list included ESPN Junior 300 defender Devon Hunter.
I'm suppose to be omw to Clemson 😢
— Devon Hunter (@devonhunter11) October 3, 2015
Anytime a potential future quarterback makes a visit, it’s noteworthy. This was certainly the case on Saturday when one of 2018’s top quarterback prospects in the region made the trip north to Raleigh from the Charlotte area to visit NC State.
It's been a great day on my recruiting visit to nc state # go pack pic.twitter.com/vWgfyhzLo6
— Brayden Hawkins (@B_Hawkins8) October 3, 2015