Clemson Football: Tigers receive crystal ball prediction for recent DB offer


Just yesterday, the Clemson football program extended a scholarship 2018 safety prospect, Trevon Flowers. It appears the Tigers will pose a serious threat in his recruitment, despite being late to the party.

As I discussed in the case of fellow 2018 prospect, DJ Brown, Clemson is extremely thorough on the recruiting trail.

Some programs believe that offering hundreds of kids helps their chances at landing a solid signing class. In a way I guess that can be considered thorough. However, I refer to Dabo Swinney and his staff as thorough, because of their selective methods.

Getting a scholarship offer from Clemson holds weight. Swinney and company only extend offers to players whom they genuinely want and believe can play at some point down the road.

Party Crashers

Not only does Clemson arrive late to many prospects recruitment, they quickly plant their hooks in that kid.

Over the past few recruiting cycles, we’ve seen the Tigers’ coaching staff snatch prospects right out from under other programs in the country, just weeks before National Signing Day.

In 2016 we saw Clemson beat out schools like Ohio State and Cincinnati for the commitment of K’Von Wallace. In 2017, the Tigers did the same with Travis Etienne who they stole from the grasp of in-state LSU.

Trevon Flowers

Clemson missed on a few of their priority targets in the secondary earlier in this recruiting cycle. As such, Dabo Swinney and his staff have been busy scouring the country for other options over the past two months.

Recent offers in the secondary, DJ Brown and Taiyon Palmer are considered leans to other programs. Brown to Notre Dame and Palmer to NC State.

Clemson football received a crystal ball prediction for Flowers just hours after extending a scholarship offer.

Hailing from the fertile recruiting grounds of Georgia, Flowers starred at safety for Tucker high school. At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Flowers certainly looks the part.

After watching his film, I came away impressed with his poise in coverage. It’s hard to find a safety who is comfortable playing man-to-man, especially on the prep level. That being said, Flowers displays confidence in his eyes in coverage, breaking on routes without hesitation.

That’s not to say that he is overzealous, rather, he is a smart defender who trusts that he knows what the offense and specifically, the receiver is trying to do.

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Should the Tigers sign Flowers, they will have an intriguing project on their hands. He’ll likely need some time to adjust to the speed of the college game, like most freshman. However, he has the potential to be a solid contributor for Clemson in the future.