When No. 4-ranked 2018 prospect Jackson Carman tweeted that Clemson was his new leader, it was a surprise to most everyone but Carman. The Ohio prospect previously had Ohio State as his top school, and it very rarely happens that a top Ohio recruit gets away from Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.
That doesn’t mean Ohio State is out of it, however, as Carman explained that a visit to Clemson is what pushed the Tigers up to the front.
“Just experiencing [Clemson's] whole environment, facilities, meeting with the coaches and players, it was better than any other place I’ve visited so far,” he said. “I would probably say it’s 1a and 1b with Clemson and Ohio State. Seeing everything was eye-opening and awesome.”