Five-star offensive lineman recaps "amazing" Clemson visit


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Rucci visited Clemson for the win over the Seminoles.
Rucci visited Clemson for the win over the Seminoles.

Clemson has gotten off to a great start in recruiting on the offensive line for the 2021 cycle and already has commitments from 4-stars Marcus Tate and Ryan Linthicum. Saturday, Clemson O-line coach Caldwell played host to one of the top targets for the 2021 class.

Nolan Rucci is a 5-star prospect (6-8, 266) out of Lititz (PA) Warwick, and he visited Clemson’s campus for the first time Saturday to see Clemson dominate Florida State 45-14.

Rucci is a nationally recruited prospect and along with Clemson has offers from Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Miami, Stanford, Texas A&M, LSU, and others. He’s just starting to visit some of those schools and apparently the Clemson visit will be hard to top.

“Overall it was amazing being able to experience Death Valley on game day and I am very thankful to the coaches and staff for being so accommodating,” Rucci said. “Meeting and talking with coach Swinney before the game was an honor. One thing I really appreciated about coach was his honesty towards the recruiting process. It was really refreshing to meet a coach that gets it like he does.”

Rucci was clear after the visit that Clemson is going to be a major factor in his recruiting moving forward.

“Right now I’m very excited about Clemson football and I’d really like to get back down on campus sometime in the off-season to meet with the coaches more and talk with the players,” Rucci said. “Coach Caldwell is very excited about my film and what I’ve been doing this season. I’m really looking forward to continue building that relationship through my process. Clemson seems to have a great family atmosphere, and with a coaching staff that’s been together that long, it’s easy to see why. I really enjoyed my visit and getting to know the program and am definitely looking forward to getting back to Clemson.”

Rucci has also visited Penn State and has no other visits planned at this point, but he does plan to get to the other schools that have offered.

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