Over the weekend the Clemson Tigers walked into a rowdy and electric Lane Stadium to take on No. 12 Virginia Tech in a primetime matchup under the lights. By the time the night was over, Clemson became the first team in the history of college football to beat three top-15 teams before the month of October. The Tigers proved they are here to stay as they continue their march to Atlanta in search of a third straight title game appearance.
Besides the victory against Virginia Tech over the weekend, the Tigers were busy on the recruitment side of things. Four-star Jaycee Horn, the No. 16 cornerback in the 2018 cycle, received an offer from Clemson. The Tennessee commit is still loyal to the Vols, but if we know anything about the recent history between the two programs, it’s that Dabo has had success flipping commits from the Volunteers, most notably Tee Higgins, Amari Rogers and Hunter Johnson. With the decline of Tennessee football and Butch Jones’ coaching seat hotter than the sun, it’s not too crazy to think the Tigers have a chance of grabbing Horn.
On Sunday another four-star cornerback visited Clemson, Cam’Ron Kelly the No. 13 cornerback in the 2019 class who also has offers from Alabama, Auburn and about 30 other schools. Kelly stopped by to see Dabo while on his way back from a visit down in Tuscaloosa. “I loved it. It was amazing,” Kelly told the Clemson Insider. “The coaches are amazing. It’s one of the most beautiful places to be.” Kelly spent time with Brent Venables and Mike Reed the cornerbacks coach and said Clemson is one of his top schools.
As Jamaree Salyer’s recruiting process comes to a close, has announced Clemson and Georgia as his final two teams. Salyer is expected to announce his decision December 20. Salyer is the No. 10 overall player in the 2018 class and is the top ranked offensive lineman. A commit to the Tigers would be huge in what would be their third top 10 recruit in the 2018 class.
Trevor Lawrence is getting closer and closer to beating Deshaun Watson’s current Georgia state records after a 55-6 beatdown over Central to remain undefeated. Cruising to what seems like a third straight state title, Lawrence currently has 1,846 passing yards with 20 touchdowns to one interception on the season. He needs just 728 yards and 21 touchdown passes to break the record held by Watson at 13,077 and 159.
Ishmael Shopser, five-star defensive tackle and the No. 2 overall player in the 2019 recruiting class, announced his top schools last Friday with Clemson making the cut. Florida, LSU, Ole Miss, Auburn, Texas, Michigan, Georgia, Mississippi State, Florida State, Tennessee and Penn State also made his list.