Clemson recruiting: Two Tiger commits among 6 finalists for Player of the Year award

Two weeks ago, it was revealed that three Clemson commits were among the 15 semifinalists for the most prestigious high school honor in the country, the U.S. Army Player of the Year award.

Tuesday, the list of finalists was released, and the chances of a future Tiger winning the award improved. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence and athlete Derion Kendrick were both included among the list of six finalists.

Lawrence, the top-rated quarterback in the 2018 class according to Rivals, is one of two quarterback commits on the list, along with Notre Dame commit Phil Jurkovec. Kendrick has primarily played quarterback this season but has been featured at running back, wide receiver and multiple defensive players during his high school career.

The one Clemson prospect who did not make the cut from the list of semifinalists was defensive end Xavier Thomas, whom Rivals ranks the No. 2 defensive prospect in the country.

Rivals currently ranks Clemson’s 2018 recruiting class No. 34 in the country. Regardless of which player ends up taking home the Player of the Year award, the fact that two Tiger commits are among the six finalists (Clemson is the only school for which that’s the case) suggests that ranking is absurdly low.

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