Quality over quantity was the mantra for Clemson this cycle, as the Tigers ended National Signing Day with the fifth overall class in the country and the top class in the ACC for the first time in school history. And with only 17 commits, Clemson did so with significantly fewer players than the other programs that finished in the top-10 nationally.

4-star offensive lineman Harry Miller announced his top-5 on Monday with Clemson, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Georgia and Stanford all in the hunt.

2019 linebacker Donte Sparks received an offer from Clemson in January. Less than a month later, Sparks wants to take a visit to see for himself what the school is all about. The 4-star, top-100 prospect is the top linebacker in Louisiana and has been building a strong relationship with Brent Venables. As of now, LSU seems to be a lock for the talented corner, but you only have to look back to Justyn Ross’s commitment on NSD to know the Tigers can’t be counted out.

Speaking of Ross, while I didn’t hit all my pre-NSD predictions, I’m happy to have been wrong about that one. Clemson got an excellent talent in Ross, and he will no doubt be the next great player out of WRU. The fact that Clemson was able to pull Ross away from Alabama speaks volume about the program’s recruiting reputation. The top prospect leaving the state of Alabama has been rare, the last time it happened was in 2012 when Jameis Winston committed to Florida State. The Tigers made history with their 2018 cycle by signing the top athlete in six different states. Including Ross, Clemson signed six 5-star recruits in 2018. In comparison, South Carolina has only signed three in their program history.

Clemson gave out a slew of offers over the last week and a half:

’19 Tyler Rudolph (3-star CB; #1 prospect in Connecticut)

’19 Kyle Hamilton (3-star S)

’19 Hudson Henry (4-star #1 TE)

Derek Stingley Jr (5-star #2 CB)

’19 Colby Wooden (3-star DE)

’19 Jaden Davis (4-star #10 CB; has Clemson in his top-10)

’19 Justin Eboigbe (DE)

’19 Keith Maguire (3-star OLB)

’19 Lewis Cine (4-star S; #1 prospect in Massachusetts)

’19 Devin Bush (4-star CB)

The Tigers lost two more to transfer; defensive end Sterling Johnson and running back CJ Fuller announced they would be continuing their football careers elsewhere.

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Growing up in South Carolina, you were one of two things, a Gamecock fan or a Clemson fan. I had the luck of having smart parents who gave me my first Clemson jersey when I was 7. Ever since, my interest in Clemson football has never ceased. Some say it’s an unhealthy obsession, I say “ Hey bud, shut the hell up I’m watching the 2003 Clemson vs Georgia Tech game to see how we can win in Atlanta again.” I know I can’t control the outcome of a game but hey, we finally won in Atlanta after I watched the game, so you tell me. After this year, I will be transferring up to Clemson where I can constantly fuel my “addiction” while studying to be a broadcast journalist.
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Content Creator at Armchair Clemson The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
Growing up in South Carolina, you were one of two things, a Gamecock fan or a Clemson fan. I had the luck of having smart parents who gave me my first Clemson jersey when I was 7. Ever since, my interest in Clemson football has never ceased. Some say it’s an unhealthy obsession, I say “ Hey bud, shut the hell up I’m watching the 2003 Clemson vs Georgia Tech game to see how we can win in Atlanta again.” I know I can’t control the outcome of a game but hey, we finally won in Atlanta after I watched the game, so you tell me. After this year, I will be transferring up to Clemson where I can constantly fuel my “addiction” while studying to be a broadcast journalist.

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