Clemson Football: 4-star Justyn Ross could be a primetime part of WRU


Clemson football looks to continue to reload at the wide receiver position. Could 4-star Justyn Ross be a part of that equation?

The 2018 Clemson football class already has one explosive wide receiver in 4-star Derion Kendrick.

Kendrick, a high school quarterback, has proven to be a playmaker who can get out in space and make guys miss. He’s extremely explosive and will make some plays as a freshman.

Even with Kendrick, though, Clemson football is not done.

The Tigers’ top target remaining on their board is 4-star wide receiver Justyn Ross out of Phenix, Alabama.

Ross is the consensus No. 1 player in the state and is considering the Tigers, Alabama, Auburn, among others as we approach his decision date.

A primetime player:

When I look at Justyn Ross’s film, I see a lot of similarities between him and Tee Higgins. Ross will step on campus at 6-4 and around 205 pounds.

That’s about 10 pounds more than Higgins, who weighed in at 197 at the beginning of last season.

He’s a physical guy with a lot of upside. He has great vision and can be a playmaker, but he reminds me a lot of Mike Williams.

The only difference?

He actually weighs about the same as Williams right now and is an inch taller.

WRU continues?

Who knows who Justyn Ross will end up picking when it’s all said and done?

Clemson football has been said to be the leader for quite some time, but you never really know until a recruit puts on the hat and signs on the dotted line.

I’d expect Ross to choose Clemson, but it will be tough to turn down in-state schools Alabama and Auburn, who are both recruiting him really hard as we enter February.

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If he does choose to come to Tiger Town, I think he will continue the legacy of WRU and become yet another wide out that Clemson football will put in the league. He has the capability to play as a freshman and it will be interesting to see just how this all shapes out with him down the stretch.