Clemson and Georgia are only about 75 miles apart, so it is no surprise that the two programs compete for many of the same top recruits. With that comes stories from players on both teams about being recruited by the other. Last week, Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett spoke about being disappointed when his home state Dawgs didn’t offer him. New Georgia starting quarterback Hutson Mason has a similar story about Clemson. He claims that the Tigers promised to offer him the day after he had a great visit, but never did.
Interestingly, one of the players that filled a spot that had once been promised to Mason is Clemson starter Cole Stoudt. The Tigers decided to recruit two quarterbacks in 2011, instead of one for Mason’s 2010 class, which wound up costing him his offer. Both players are starting for the first time this season as seniors.