The recruiting battle for three-star OT Jimmy Fritzsche sounds like it is coming down to two contenders: the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Clemson Tigers.
According to TigerNet, Fritzsche is slated to make his visit to Nebraska this weekend before choosing his school.
Nebraska had been the prohibitive favorite to land Fritzsche, as 247Sports‘ Crystal Ball Predictions have him as a 100-percent lock to choose the Big Ten school.
But the Cornhuskers hit a slight bump in the road on Thursday when Clemson gave Fritzsche an offer during an unofficial visit to the school.
“It went great,” Fritzsche told TigerNet about his visit to Clemson. “Everything about it was great. It was good to spend time with the coaches and hear what their plans are for me and for the program…
“I picked up an offer, and Coach [Dabo] Swinney told me how they needed me and that he thinks I can be a dominant player. They like my nastiness and how they can stay local to recruit an athlete like myself. They realize that I have other opportunities, but nothing beats home.”
Fritzsche added that he intends to make his decision next week.
He did, however, note that Nebraska has several OL commitments while Clemson did not have any.
Fritzsche, a South Carolina native, has offers on the table from several ACC and Big Ten schools, including Louisville, Rutgers, and Purdue among others.