For 2020 wide receiver target Mike Wyman, Greensboro, N.C. (Dudley High School), it doesn’t get any better than Clemson.
Just last week, Wyman was on campus for an unofficial visit, where he had a chance to spend time with Clemson assistant coach Robbie Caldwell. But the real show-stopper for the rising sophomore was the Tigers’ new, state-of-the-art Allen N. Reeves Football Complex—where a little prize was waiting to greet him.
“It was an honor and a dream come true. I’ve been working my butt off for that,” Wyman said. “It was outstanding. One of the things I really liked about it was as soon as you walked in, you could see the championship trophy.”
The Tigers have an advantage when it comes to luring the 6-foot-4, 180-pound sophomore—as his favorite player in college football just happened to be former Clemson Tiger, and current Los Angeles Charger, Mike Williams.
For Wyman, the fact that Williams—who compiled 177 receptions for 2,727 yards and 21 touchdowns in his three seasons with the Tigers—had such great success (third in Clemson history in receiving touchdowns, fourth in receiving yards and fifth in receptions) has him believing that he can have a similar impact for whoever he signs with.
“Really, just looking up to Mike Williams. Because he was my favorite player in college,” Wyman said. “Just my size and speed, because most receivers don’t have my size or speed.”
With Dudley High School having already sent one of their alumnus’ to Tiger Town in redshirt junior Chris Register, Wyman made no bones about the fact that the ties between his high school and the Tigers played a role in his desire to visit the Tigers.
“When I found out, I decided that I was going to go ahead and check it out,” Wyman said.
As the offers continue to flood in for Wyman, one thing is certain—he is doing his best to embrace the pressure, remain calm and keep doing what he does best—catching the football.
“There’s definitely a certain amount of pressure. My brothers always talk to me about it. They just tell me to stay calm and be cool. Even my teammates at Dudley, they just tell me to stay calm and be cool, and just do what you do best.”
Doing what he does best has led to interest from a who’s who of college programs, including Alabama, Auburn, N.C. State, Tennessee and Clemson.
He says the Tigers are in his top group, but he is in no rush to make a decision about his future at the next level—having set his timetable for the end of his junior year.
In the meantime, he’s going to do what Clemson’s staff has asked of him.
“Just have a repeat of last year,” Wyman said. “Just keep working and doing the best I can on the field.”
“Just have a repeat of last year,” said Wyman. “Just keep working hard and doing the best I can on the field.”