Clemson Football: Who are the 2018 early enrollees?

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 02: Adam Choice /

Clemson football had nine freshman enroll early for spring practice. Here’s a look at those that will be participating in winter workouts in 2018.

The 2018 Clemson football class contains 15 commits at this time.

All 15 signed National Letters of Intent to attend Clemson back in December during College Football’s first ever early signing period.

Out of those 15, nine enrolled early.

Those nine will take part in winter workouts and participate in spring practice before the other six, and possibly others, enroll in the summer.

Here’s a look at the nine early enrollees for Clemson football:

  • Trevor Lawrence, 5-star QB
  • Xavier Thomas, 5-star DE
  • KJ Henry, 5-star DE
  • Jackson Carman, 5-star OL
  • Derion Kendrick, 4-star WR
  • Josh Belk, 4-star DT
  • Mike Jones Jr., 4-star LB
  • Darnell Jefferies, 3-star DT
  • Braden Galloway, 3-star TE

Extra Experience:

These nine guys will learn the system and be prepped in the winter and spring before summer workouts begin.

Clemson is very fortunate that every single one of their 5-stars, according to 247 sports, has already enrolled.

Jackson Carman, Trevor Lawrence, Xavier Thomas, and KJ Henry are all guys that I believe could see significant playing time in 2018. It only helps that they are already on campus learning the system.

Henry and Thomas, as well as Josh Belk, will also benefit from being able to learn under Clelin Ferrell, Austin Bryant, Christian Wilkins, and Dexter Lawrence.

They’re going to provide depth that will be unlike anything we’ve seen in recent Clemson football history.

I’m also really excited to see Derion Kendrick and Braden Galloway on the offensive side of the ball. Kendrick is an absolute play-maker and will find his way on to the field early in the season.

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Galloway may take a little time to develop, but his upside is through the roof. He reminds me of Jordan Leggett and the Tigers need that dimension of having a receiving tight end in their offense.