Breaking down Clemson's 2022 recruiting class so far
Clemson is once again proving to be dominant on the recruiting trail.
The Tigers have just 12 commitments so far, but make no mistake — this is an elite class. 11 of those 12 players are 4-or-5-star prospects, and the class is led by 5-star QB Cade Klubnik.
If Dabo Swinney is able to bulk up this class prior to the Early Signing Period in December — or even National Signing Day in February — this could end up as a top 5 class for the Tigers. As of now, its average star rating of 93.34 trails only Alabama and Ohio State.
Here’s a full breakdown of Clemson’s 2022 recruiting class as it stands in late-October:
Class ranking: No. 2 in ACC, No. 10 nationally
Total commits: 13
Blue-chip commits (4-and-5-star prospects): 11
Highest-rated offensive player: 5-star QB Cade Klubnik | No. 26 overall | No. 3 QB | Austin, Texas
Highest-rated defensive player: 5-star CB Jeadyn Lucas | No. 31 overall | No. 6 CB | Mauldin, South Carolina
Final thoughts: This is the foundation of an elite recruiting class filled with plenty of quality. The only non-blue chip recruits right now are 3-star kicker Robert Gunn, who is considered one of the top specialists in this class, and 3-star TE Josh Sapp. It’s a potentially special group that’s led by an elite QB prospect in Klubnik and five high-level defensive backs.