Tigers checking out Mauldin OL

Jonathan McLaughlin

Clemson snagged Mauldin center Ryan Norton during the 2011 recruiting haul. Now, the Tigers are looking at another Maverick offensive lineman.

OT Jonathan McLaughlin Profile

CUTigers recently caught up with Mauldin junior offensive tackle Jonathan McLaughlin.

"I went to a game with Ryan, me and coach Powell met after the game. I started being recruited then," he said. "Then, when he left [Clemson], it kind of got slowed. Then, I talked to coach [Danny] Pearman, so hopefully it picks up."

McLaughlin is receiving contact from several schools around the southeast. Wake Forest offered last weekend. And along with Clemson, Georgia Tech and South Carolina are also interested.

"I like the atmosphere at Clemson, the facilities and coach [Dabo] Swinney. He's a very good guy. I've met him also," he said.

Visits to South Carolina and Georgia Tec are lined up over the next few months.

Are there any favorites, right now?

"Right now, Wake Forest is recruiting me the hardest. I don't really have a top five, though," McLaughlin said.

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