Over the past 2.5 weeks Clemson’s campus has seen a veritable who’s who of recruiting targets from the ever present and near 2020 class to players they have tagged as priority in ’21 and ’22. One of these targets was on campus last week with his family, and CSN had the chance to speak with and ask James Brockermeyer his thoughts on the Tiger’s camp and Clemson trip as whole.
James who entertains quite an impressive offer list is already on the national map as evident by his broad appeal geographically when you glance at his list. James did not participate in the camp but told us he got plenty of one on one time with position Coach Robbie Caldwell a . See here as we ask James about his experience and he tells us why he made the trip to Clemson and how it all transpired.
CSN: James tell us all about your recent trip to Clemson and the Dabo Swinney Camp? How did this long trip from the Lone Star State take shape, and what made you decide to come east and check out the Tigers and Coach Swinney ?
JB: “We were actually not there for the camp and we just toured the campus and the facilities. The visit was arguably the best visit we’ve taken so far and we will for sure be back.” “We were not there as the camp went on so we did not compete. However we did get to spend a ton of time with Coach Caldwell. His message to us was that Clemson is a great family environment and that all the players on the team are just overall great people. That really stood out to me because a lot of programs seem to only care about the football aspect and don’t try to figure out if the player is a good kid on top of that before recruiting them. :”
CSN: While you were at Camp did you compete? If so did you have a chance to interact with Coach Caldwell? if so what was the message you got from him?
JB: “We were not there as the camp went on so we did not compete. However we did get to spend a ton of time with Coach Caldwell. His message to us was that Clemson is a great family environment and that all the players on the team are just overall great people. That really stood out to me because a lot of programs seem to only care about the football aspect and don’t try to figure out if the player is a good kid on top of that before recruiting them.”
CSN: Was there anything about Clemson you were anticipating coming in from Football to culture to Campus? And while in Clemson what impressed you most of all as you look back on the trip
JB: “I knew that they were going to have the best facilities in college football and that was definitely confirmed by us during the visit. I also knew how they had such a great culture but I know a lot more about it now after getting to meet some of the players and felt like it is a great environment to be a player in. I think the facilities and more importantly the culture stand out the most there. A lot of schools can pour a ton of money into facilities, but only a few can maintain the culture they have there. “
CSN: Are you planning s return trip this fall for a game? if so you what game are you targeting ? A&M ?5.
JB: ” I would love to come to a game there, but it would be very difficult to be able to make a game because I have games on Friday nights and it would be difficult to travel there. My dad is also an analyst at SMU so he will be busy on Saturdays and wouldn’t be able to make it to other games besides SMU games.”
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