Bond With Tyler Davis Helps Draw 2023 OL Payton Kirkland to Clemson


One of the top offensive line prospects in the country for the 2023 recruiting cycle was on hand for the Tigers’ spring game last weekend.

Payton Kirkland, out of Orlando, made the trek to Clemson with another elite-level prospect and fellow Floridian, 2023 DE Derrick LeBlanc.

It was Kirkland’s first trip to the campus and the rising high school junior came away thoroughly impressed. So impressed that the 6-foot-7, 315 pound offensive lineman, who is widely considered to be a Top-100 prospect, is hoping to get back to town over the summer if schools are allowed to host camps.

“It was a great environment and I thought it was like a beautiful campus,” Kirkland told All Clemson. “It is a great place to be at because you can really focus on a lot of the things that you have to do. I’ll probably be back up there in the summer, probably June.”

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