Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers just reminded EVERYONE that they are still one of the top dogs in College Football. In the span of 48 hours the Clemson Tigers have put their foot on the gas pedal and landed the No. 1 LB in the country and two elite wide receivers to add to their ’24 recruiting class.
Five-Star linebacker Sammy Brown started the snow ball with the announcement of his commitment Monday evening. Brown is the No. 1 linebacker in the ’24 recruiting cycle and the No. 5 overall player in the country. He becomes the Tigers 10th best recruit in the modern recruiting era and should be a key piece for their defense in the near future.
Sammy Brown is a Georgia product and currently plays for Jefferson High School just 30 minutes outside Athens, Georgia. That makes this recruiting win even more monumental for the Tigers as they pluck the No. 1 player in Georgia right out of the Bulldogs backyard.
Not only is Sammy Brown the No. 1 linebacker in the country, he is a two time state champion in wrestling, runs a 10.7 in the 100 meter dash, rushed for over 1,400 yards and 20 touchdowns last season and already can power clean over 405-lbs. 247Sport’s Andrew Ivins said it best when talking about Brown’s athletic ability, “He is a true one of one athlete, and is a mixture between a Unicorn & a Yeti.”
The Tigers should have one of the best linebacker duos in the nation next season and have produced NFL talent year in and year out. Sammy Brown is without a doubt going to be the next linebacker to dominate for Clemson.
Clemson wasn’t done there though. Less than 24 hours later we saw the Tigers land five-star wide receiver Bryant Wesco and four-star wide receiver T.J. Moore.
Wesco visited Clemson this past weekend and told reporters he loved everything he saw on his visit. The way the team moves around as one unit, like a family, was something that made Wesco feel very comfortable about locking in his decision way earlier than anyone initially expected.
Even his family was caught off guard with the decision as they also expected him to keep his recruitment open through out his official visits.
For the longest time all signs pointed to Wesco landing with the Oklahoma Sooners but the Tigers made a strong late push for the Midlothian native. According to 247Sports Bryant Wesco is the No. 1 player in Texas, and the No. 9 overall recruit in the 2024 class.
Besides the Sooners Wesco had schools like LSU, TCU, and Tennessee were all battling for his commitment.
Clemson’s long line of NFL receivers, along with the new Garrett Riley offense that is coming next season was a big factor in locking in Wesco. However he wasn’t the only receiver that was taken away by his visit with the Tigers.
T.J. Moore was another recruit that visited Clemson last weekend and actually announced his commitment just a few hours prior to the announcement of Bryant Wesco’s.
Moore is a 6’3 receiver out of Tampa, Florida and caught over 1,000 yards and 13 touchdowns while averaging over 24 yards per reception. He was down to Florida and Clemson but Coach Grisham made it understood that Moore was a big priority for the Tigers.
These three commitments jumped Clemson from the No. 21 overall recruiting class all the way to the 8th spot passing up schools like Alabama, Tennessee, Florida State and more. This also sparked a wave of momentum across the recruiting trail as the Tigers gained a lot of traction on other elite recruits.
Texas natives like Michael Uini, Casey Poe, and Corian Gipson are all prospect that should be high on Clemson’s radar. They also are locking in on recruits like K.J. Bolden and Eddrick Houston who are both elite prospects out of Buford, Georgia.
The pipeline from Texas to Clemson has been very strong over the past few years as the Tigers have a ton of Texan’s on their roster. Impact players like Cade Klubnik and Andrew Mukuba are both out of the Austin area and some of the best players currently on the team.
For a team that hasn’t been in the CFB Playoff since 2020, and has ranked just outside the Top-10 in recruiting the past two seasons, the Tigers look to finally have some momentum back in their corner.
Do you think the Tigers will have enough momentum to land all those guys? And just how high do you think Clemson’s recruiting class will finish? Let me know in the comments!