Clemson recruiting update: Tigers' 2022 class high on quality, but not quantity
With just over one month before the Early Signing Period, Clemson’s 2022 recruiting class sits on the outside of the top 10 nationally.
The Tigers’ 2022 class currently ranks No. 11 overall and No. 2 in the ACC, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. However, that ranking has more to do with the number of players in the class than the quality of the prospects.
Clemson has just 13 commitments so far this cycle. It’s possible — perhaps even likely — the Tigers will add a few more blue-chippers to the fold before Early Signing Period in mid-December.
It’s also possible Clemson is planning on taking a smaller high school class this cycle with the idea of taking better advantage of the transfer portal this offseason.
But as of now, the Tigers stand at 13 commitments and hold the No. 11 ranking. However, Clemson’s average star rating is 93.34 — which ranks No. 3 in the country. Only Alabama and Ohio State are better in that regard.
The class is led by 5-star quarterback Cade Klubnik and a trio of 4-star defensive backs who are in the top 100 players nationally: Jeadyn Lukus, Daylen Everette and Keon Sabb. Everette and Sabb both attend IMG Academy.
North Carolina is the only ACC team with a higher-rated recruiting class than the Tigers. The Tar Heels’ class ranks No. 10 nationally, but includes commitments from two of the top 10 overall players.
The Early Signing Period begins on Dec. 15.