Current ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit made a name for himself when he was the starting quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Like most fathers, they hope to see their children following in their footsteps in regards to committing to their alma mater.
That is not the case for Herbstreit and his twin sons. Jake and Tye Herbstreit will attend Clemson next year and plan to try out for the team as preferred walk-ons.
The move shouldn't come as a shock, as Herbstreit is a huge fan of the Dabo Swinney-coached Tigers. The analyst praised Clemson for their self-imposed social media ban during the course of the football season, and the success the program has had in recent years under Swinney.
Interestingly enough, Jake and Tye were attendees of Swinney's Camp this past summer. Both sons play at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn., where Jake is a safety and Tye is a wide receiver.
Kirk Herbstreit's sons to walk-on at Clemson, Jake and Tye Herbstreit both attended Dabo Swinney's Camp this summer and will be a part of Clemson's program in 2019. https://t.co/slO0mrOYJI— Clemson Sports Talk (@ClemsonSports) November 19, 2018
While his sons will not be joining Ohio State, Herbstreit sounds equally thrilled to see his children try out for the successful Clemson Tigers football program.