The Clemson Tigers will have a massive unofficial visitor on hand this weekend.
On Tuesday, Buford High School (Georgia) defensive back K.J. Bolden tweeted that he will be in Death Valley this weekend for the game against North Carolina State:
"I am looking forward to being in Death Valley," he said. "I have always watched how electric the atmosphere is for a night game in Death Valley. But with this game being a top-10 matchup this will be an awesome atmosphere to be in. There is no other place I would rather be then Death Valley on Saturday night."
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound defensive back, is rated the nation's No. 3 overall prospect and No. 1 safety in the class of 2024, topped only by Ohio State quarterback commit Dylan Raiola and IMG Academy cornerback Desmond Ricks.
Here's what 247Sports has to say, in part, about Bolden:
"A difference-maker on both sides of the ball that is known for his elite foot speed. As a freshman, was a state qualifier in the 100-meter dash. More impressively, helped Buford’s 4x100 team set a state record in the event as a sophomore. Has been utilized as both a wide receiver and safety early on in prep career. More than capable of producing big gains whether that be via deep shots or quick screens/jet sweeps, but ceiling seems like it might ultimately be highest somewhere in the secondary given how he reads and reacts to what’s going on in front of him. Is quick to trigger and is always taking the right angles as he gets to his assignment. Does a nice job of putting his hip on a tight end or wideout and will fight through arms to make a play at the catch point. Understands how to highpoint a ball and doesn’t struggle to track the ball once it's in the air. Also isn’t one to shy away from contact and will lower his shoulder pad when needed. Likely to only get even more physical once he adds some more mass to a rather favorable frame (measured roughly 6-foot, 185 pounds spring before junior year). Should be viewed as one of the top two-way prospects in the class of 2023 given early body of work at one of the Peach State’s top talent-producing programs."
Clemson is still in search of its first commitment in the class of 2024, but has the nation's No. 8 2023 class, a group that is led by Briarwood Christian five-star quarterback Christopher Vizzina and Thompson five-star defensive lineman Peter Woods.
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