Mason Trotter has the potential to develop into a solid offensive lineman for Clemson football before it’s all said and done.
Dorman High School offensive lineman Mason Trotter had planned to accept a preferred walk-on offer from Clemson football despite having a few full scholarship offers, including one at Louisville.
On Tuesday, he got a call from Offensive Line Coach Robbie Caldwell who made him a scholarship offer.
Trotter accepted the grayshirt offer and officially signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Clemson during National Signing Day.
While he is only considered a 2-star by the major recruiting services, Trotter has the ability to develop into a solid offensive lineman before his Clemson football career comes to an end.
Trotter currently stands at 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds. While he’ll have to put on some weight, he has several tools that you’d like to find in a project.
Dorman High School was very high on this kid, and for good reason. He is physical, strong and has solid footwork. He still has room to develop, but there are some saying that he’s the best offensive lineman to come out of Dorman since Brandon Thomas.
It took some time for Thomas to develop into a starter on the offensive line, especially since he played a little tight end in high school, but we all see how it ended up working out.
This could be much of the same situation.
I really like Trotter’s potential and upside. He’s not going to be a guy that contributes right away or in a couple of years, but by the time he’s a redshirt sophomore, or redshirt junior, I think you could see him really factor into the depth chart and be a guy that plays meaningful snaps for the Tigers. Who knows? He may could even develop into a starter on that unit a few years from now.
A grayshirt offer means that Trotter won’t be on scholarship until next year, but there’s still a chance that he could receive a scholarship sooner than that, possibly as early as this summer.