Clemson recruiting: Latest updates on the Tigers’ next class

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Clemson is in the driver’s seat for the ACC Atlantic after last week’s win over N.C. State in Raleigh, and the Tigers face Florida State at home this weekend to try to lock up the division. They remained at No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and they’re on track to have a good shot at another playoff appearance.

Here’s where the class stands currently:

Where Clemson’s class ranks

Clemson’s class ranks third in the ACC and 18th in the nation. Although the Tigers have 11 commitments, the class is headlined by two of the top recruits in the country — quarterback Trevor Lawrence and defensive end Xavier Thomas. The Tigers have three top-100 recruits, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.

Latest news

  • More Clemson commits received their U.S. Army All-American jerseys.
  • Cade Mays, a 5-star offensive tackle and Clemson target, officially de-committed from Tennessee.
  • Travon Walker, a 2019 defensive end, named Clemson as one of the schools leading for him.
  • Mays, who visited Clemson last week, had great things to say about the environment.
  • Clemson showed DE K.J. Henry “a lot of love” during his official visit.

Offers by the numbers

Reported offers: 106

5-star offers: 14

4-star offers: 66

In-state recruits offered: 11

Georgia recruits offered: 20

Florida recruits offered: 25

Commits: 11

  • 5-star QB Trevor Lawrence, Cartersville (Cartersville, Ga.)
  • 5-star SDE Xavier Thomas, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
  • 4-star WR Derion Kendrick, South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.)
  • 4-star CB Kyler McMichael, Greater Atlanta Christian School (Norcross, Ga.)
  • 4-star DT Josh Belk, Lewisville (Richburg, S.C.)
  • 4-star WDE Justin Mascoll, South Gwinnett (Snellville, Ga.)
  • 4-star OLB Mike Jones Jr., IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)
  • 3-star DT Darnell Jefferies, Newton (Covington, Ga.)
  • 3-star OLB Jake Venables, Daniel (Central, S.C.)
  • 3-star TE Braden Galloway, Seneca (S.C.)
  • 3-star K BT Potter, South Pointe (Rock Hill, S.C.)

5 top uncommitted targets

  • 5-star WDE K.J. Henry, West Forsyth (Clemmons, N.C.)
  • 5-star S Tyreke Johnson, Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Fla.)
  • 4-star WR Justyn Ross, Central (Phenix City, Ala.)
  • 4-star RB Lyn-J Dixon, Taylor County (Butler, Ga.)
  • 3-star OL Jordan McFadden, Dorman (Roebuck, S.C.)

Position breakdown

Where each of Clemson’s commits line up on the field, and how many I think they’re still looking to take at each position.

QB: (1/1) Lawrence

 RB: (0/1)

WR: (1/2) Kendrick

TE: (1/1) Galloway

OL: (0/3)

DL: (4/5) Thomas, Mascoll, Belk, Jeffries

LB: (2/2) Jones Jr., Venables

DB: (1/2) McMichael

K: (1/1) Potter

Geographical breakdown

Where Clemson’s commits are from, by state:

South Carolina: 5 (Kendrick, Belk, Venables, Galloway, Potter)

Georgia: 4 (Lawrence, McMichael, Mascoll, Jeffries)

Florida: 2 (Thomas, Jones Jr.)

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