2014 Clemson National Signing Day Preview and Predictions


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It’s that time of the year. Tomorrow marks somewhat of a holiday in college football circles: National Signing Day. Clemson already boasts a strong recruiting class, coming in at #12 according to rivals.com at the moment. With a few loose ends to tie up tomorrow, the Tigers could be looking at a top 10 recruiting class for the first time since 2011. Let’s start with the players who have already signed and are definitely coming to Clemson in 2014.

Early Signees

These players have already signed with Clemson and will be coming to Tiger Town no matter what in 2014.

Deshaun Watson, QB, Gainesville, GA – 5 star

Artavis Scott, WR, Oldsmar, FL – 4 star

Demarre Kitt, WR, Fayetteville, GA – 4 star

Chris Register, DE/LB, Browns Summit, NC – 3 star

Kyrin Priester, WR, Lilburn, GA – 3 star

 

Expected Commits

These guys are fully expected to honor their commitments and sign with the Tigers tomorrow. Ending up elsewhere would be surprising at this late stage in the recruiting process.

Adam Choice, RB, Thomasville, GA – 4 star

Jae’lon Oglesby, RB, Central, SC – 4 star

Milan Richard, TE, Savannah, GA – 4 star

Korie Rogers, LB, Buford, GA – 4 star

Trevion Thompson, WR, Durham, NC – 4 star

Justin Falcinelli, OT, Middletown, MD – 3 star

C.J. Fuller, RB, Easley, SC – 3 star

Jefferie Gibson, DB, Hope Mills, NC – 3 star

Taylor Hearn, OT, Williston, SC – 3 star

Kendall Joseph, LB, Belton, SC – 3 star

Jabril Robinson, DT, Leland, NC – 3 star

Cannon Smith, TE, Columbia, SC – 3 star

Jalen Williams, LB, Blythewood, SC – 3 star

Hunter Renfrow, WR, Myrtle Beach, SC – 2 star

 

Those Still Deciding

This is where all of the fun of National Signing Day comes into play. All of the guys that are still undecided. If they’ve already committed, will they uphold that commitment, or will they switch allegiances? Let’s see who still has a chance of wearing orange on Saturdays.

Alex Spence, K, Florence, SC – 3 star

Spence has technically already committed to the Tigers, but he will walk on, rather than sign a letter of intent and receive a scholarship. Spence to the Tigers is a done deal.

Other Schools In The Mix: None

Richard Yeargin III, LB, Fort Lauderdale, FL – 3 star

Yeargin decommitted from Notre Dame last week, and was said to have committed instead to Clemson almost immediately. While Yeargin has denied those reports, all signs point to the Florida native ending up in Tiger Town.

Other Schools In The Mix: Notre Dame

Cory Thomas, DE, McCalla, AL – 3 star

Thomas is one of the most intriguing recruits still left on Clemson’s radar. Thomas, a Tennessee commit, has said to have wavered in his commitment in the recent weeks leading up to National Signing Day. While he is still a soft verbal to the Vols, Clemson and Mississippi State have reportedly jumped to the top of Thomas’ list. This is going to be one to monitor tomorrow, but as of right now, I think Clemson has the slight edge for the defensive end.

Other Schools In The Mix: Tennessee, Mississippi State

Andrew Williams, DE, McDonough, GA – 4 star

Williams has been thought to be Auburn bound for some time now, but he has been steadfast in saying that he is still undecided in where he will attend college. Georgia recently got in the mix with a late official visit in an attempt to keep the defensive end in state. My gut feeling: Williams ends up on the plains.

Other Schools In The Mix: Auburn, Georgia

Naquez Pringle, DT, Hemingway, SC – 2 star

Pringle is a guy who I have no read on. He has multiple offers on the table and hasn’t tipped his hand as to where he’ll end up. If I had to guess, I’d say South Carolina…but it’s just that. A total guess.

Other Schools In The Mix: South Carolina, UCF

 

So there you have it. A little breakdown of what to expect tomorrow. Check back in all day Wednesday for updates and player profiles as recruits sign their letters of intent to play in Death Valley.

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