Eight future Clemson Tigers to play in Texas tomorrow

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers greet after the AllState Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide and head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers greet after the AllState Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /
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The Clemson football team will not be playing in the upcoming national championship game on Monday, but the fans can still watch some future Tigers in action this weekend in San Antonio, TX. 

Clemson won’t play on Monday, but the Tigers’ fans can get a glimpse into the future of the Clemson program by watching most of the incoming recruits in the U.S Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 6.

Clemson football has signed 15 recruits for 2018 and eight of the signees will be participating in the U.S Army All-American game on Saturday. Fans will be able to see quarterback Trevor Lawrence, receiver Derion Kendrick, offensive guard Jackson Carman, defensive tackle Josh Belk, defensive ends Xavier Thomas and Justin Mascoll, defensive back Kyler McMichael and kicker B.T. Potter. Headlining that group are 247Sports five-star rated players Lawrence, Thomas and Carman. Each signees profile can be seen here.

The all-star players checked-in on Sunday Dec. 31 and practiced on Monday. 247Sports is covering the event and recruiting analyst Steve Wiltfong talked about the Clemson commits after the first day of practice.

"Also, I would like to add that the Clemson commits were as advertised. Derion Kendricks is in discussion for top receiver in the country, Josh Belk, the defensive tackle was terrific on the interior, and the number one prospect in the country, Trevor Lawrence was very accurate today, hitting receivers in stride, giving them a chance to make plays after catching the football."

Kendrick(1), a quarterback at South Pointe, will be a receiver at Clemson, and he got a head start on the position change while catching passes from Lawrence(16) this week.

Belk(90) was dominant all week and will start tomorrow.

Thomas(19) was quick off the edge throughout the week.

Kyler McMichael(42) will switch from a high school running back to play the nickel, safety, or corner positions for the Tigers. He will likely cross train and play a similar role as Clemson sophomore K’Von Wallace.

Mascoll(17) is a member of a special group of edge rushers for Clemson that includes Thomas and five-star K.J. Henry.

Jackson Carman(74) did well in practice this week, and he also helped the East squad win the hot dog contest.

Potter(25) has a message for Clemson fans.

Lawrence and Kendrick are finalists for the U.S. Army All-American Player of the Year award, and the winner will be announced tonight.

Another announcement of note for Clemson fans will be the declaration of cornerback Brendan Radley-Hines(44) during the game. Radley-Hines has already made his decision, and Clemson, Alabama, Florida State, Nebraska, or UCLA will hear their name called tomorrow.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl game will be live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. ET.