Jordan Leggett didn’t know much about Clemson University until the Tigers’ football program began recruiting him before his junior season at Navarre High School.
“I’d heard of Clemson, I knew it had a good football team and I knew it was in the Southeast, but that was about all I knew about it,” he said earlier this month.
The 6-foot-6, 235-pound tight end has learned a lot more in recent months, including what it means to wear Clemson’s orange-and-white uniform.
On April 13, he rubbed Howard’s Rock and ran down “The Hill” into Memorial Stadium – also known as “Death Valley” – for the first time as a Clemson Tiger. Thirty thousand fans – a spring-game record – roared their support as the Tigers prepared to play one another in the annual Orange & White game.
“It was amazing,” Leggett said. “It was just the spring game, but there were more people than I’ve ever seen at a football game (in which he’s played). It was so loud. The atmosphere was fantastic.”