Clemson is still in the running for an elite offensive lineman with Mason Short once again making cuts to his list of potential destinations.

Originally committed to Alabama, Short opted to reopen his recruitment following Nick Saban’s retirement and the hiring of Kalen DeBoer. A 4-star recruit, Short holds 15 offers including some of the top programs in the country, and he is now down to a new top 4 list.

On Friday, Short included the Tigers alongside Georgia and Kentucky from the SEC on his list. Ohio State out of the Big Ten is the other program in the mix, but Alabama was left on the outside looking in.

Short is listed at 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds out of Evans High School in Georgia. The 247 Sports Composite rates Short as the 7th-best interior offensive lineman prospect in the 2025 recruiting class and the No. 161 player regardless of position.