Recapping Clemson's remarkable week on the recruiting trail
Last week, Clemson hosted at least 30 high-profile official visitors in an attempt to jump start its 2023 recruiting class.
Simply put: it worked.
The Tigers more-than doubled their commitments in the class of 2023 this week, going from 4 to 9 in just a few short days. They picked up key pledges on both sides of the ball and now have a top 10 class nationally, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
Here’s a breakdown of all 5 players who committed to Clemson this week:
Reed became Clemson’s first offensive line commitment and the first player from the state of Texas to join this class.
Listed at 6-foot-5, 290 pounds, Reed has the frame to be an early contributor on Clemson’s offensive line. Getting him in the fold before before other more regional programs come calling in the fall is a big win for Clemson.
Reed also had offers from Texas, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin and Georgia, amongst several other top programs.
Terrell’s addition to this class comes as no surprise, but it is welcomed. His older brother, AJ, was all-ACC at Clemson and became a first round pick in the NFL Draft.
Of course, the younger Terrell will find his own path with the Tigers. He has the talent to carve out an early role with Clemson once he arrives on campus in 2023.
He also had offers from Auburn, Florida State, Miami and LSU, amongst others.
Johnson was Clemson’s second commitment from the Lone State State this week, joining Reed. He’s an excellent receiver prospect who had been receiving attention from programs like Texas A&M, LSU and Michigan earlier this spring.
Wide receiver is a very important position going forward for the Tigers, as they’ve had trouble developing high-level pass catchers in recent years — at least compared to their impeccable development track record in other areas.
Henry will likely be Clemson’s lone tight end in this class, but he’s a good one to get into the fold early on in the cycle.
He’s listed at 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and could be in for a massive senior season at First Baptist Academy in Naples, Fla. He picked up offers from Alabama and Oklahoma this spring — 2 programs who have developed tight ends as well as anyone in the country.
In addition to the Crimson Tide and Sooners, Henry earned offers from Ohio State, Florida State and Kentucky this spring before ultimately picking Clemson.
Webb is the lowest-rated (by 247Sports Composite rankings) of Clemson’s commitments this week, but he’s certainly no slouch.
Listed as an athlete, Webb is expected to play defensive back for the Tigers. He’s 6-foot-1, 180 pounds.
Clemson beat out Florida State and Miami in the race to earn his commitment. That’s even more impressive considering that Florida is home for Webb — he attends Sumner High School in Riverview, Fla.