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Richard Young has announced his visit to Clemson. (Richard Young/Twitter)

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Tigers Today: Nation’s top 2023 tailback sets June visit to Clemson

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Nation’s top 2023 tailback sets June visit to Clemson

Richard Young is the running back in the class of 2023.

The 6-foot, 210-pound prospect possesses all the qualities of a top-flight running back. He’s quick with a good frame, and his agility and acceleration skills shine in workouts. The nation has taken notice, too, as he’s been offered by the who’s who of college football.

Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Georgia, Oklahoma. Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan, Texas, Texas A&M.

They’ve all offered Young, and the Tigers will have a chance to host the 5-star recruit later this month. After spending time at Ohio State this week, he’ll travel to Clemson for a June 25 visit. The young running back will head to Alabama on June 23, with the hopes of visiting Oregon and Florida in the future.

The trip to Clemson will give him a chance to interact with C.J. Spiller, who was just promoted to running backs coach this winter. Having a former All-American running back as Clemson’s running backs coach has to help on the recruiting trail. And offensive coordinator Tony Elliott can sell the rising star on his role in developing Travis Etienne.

Traveling to Clemson makes the Tigers a legitimate contender in the No. 1 running back’s recruitment.

Caden Grice named freshman All-American

Clemson baseball’s Caden Grice was selected Wednesday to the freshman All-American team by Collegiate Baseball.

A first-baseman, he hit .317 with 15 home runs, 53 RBIs, 40 runs, a .618 slugging percentage and a .427 on-base percentage. Grice led the Tigers in homers, RBIs, runs, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.

Grice’s selection marks the seventh-consecutive year Clemson’s produced a freshman All-American.

Former Clemson QB offers advice to Tigers signee Bubba Chandler

Before Chase Brice enrolled at Clemson in the summer of 2017, he spent that spring playing baseball for North Oconee High School in Georgia.

It was then that he first met an eighth grader named Bubba Chandler — who would go on to be a two-sport star for North Oconee.

“Chase graduated when I was in eighth grade, but I’m good friends with him,” Chandler told ClemsonSports.com this spring. “I play golf with him a lot, we go out to eat sometimes.”

Chandler and Brice have struck up a relationship, talking about balancing football and baseball. ClemsonSports.com senior writer Matt Connolly caught up with Chandler to hear about the advice Brice has dished out.

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