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Fairfield coach Jason Krause discusses Clemson's Jackson Carman before Monday's national title game

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 15:45:20-05

The wait is nearly over.

The College Football Playoff National Championship Monday night in New Orleans will feature two area high school products aiming for their second straight title for Clemson.

Clemson sophomore offensive tackle Jackson Carman (Fairfield) and redshirt sophomore guard Matt Bockhorst (St. Xavier) will be in the spotlight as Clemson (14-0) plays LSU (14-0) at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Fairfield coach Jason Krause joined the WCPO High School Insider to discuss Carman’s growth on and off the field and the anticipation of Monday night's matchup. Krause is leaving Saturday night to attend the game in person with family and friends at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Krause discussed Carman’s All-American journey from Fairfield to Clemson including the time he played on a guitar in Clemson coach Dabo Swinney’s office during a recruiting visit. He also described the rapport between Carman and Bockhorst.

Krause has stayed in touch with Carman via FaceTime throughout the season. He explains why Carman has become a student of the game and an example for current high school players at Fairfield.

Listen to this episode in the player above.

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