Clemson Football Recruiting: 5-star 2019 WR trends toward Tigers

RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 04: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with K'Von Wallace
RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 04: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with K'Von Wallace /

Clemson football recently picked up another crystal ball projection for a 5-star wide receiver. Here’s the latest on 5-star Frank Ladson.

5-star wide receiver Frank Ladson de-committed from the Florida Gators back in December. Just a day later, Clemson football offered the talented athlete out of Miami, Florida.

Ladson attended Clemson’s Junior Day and it’s clear that came away impressed with Tiger Town as a whole.

He also has a really good relationship with Clemson football co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott, which bodes well for Tiger fans.

Last week, 247 Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Ellis put in his crystal ball and had Ladson trending towards the Tigers.


Ladson is a guy that has a little work to do, but could definitely be a wide receiver to play at the next level.

He stands at 6-4′ and weighs in at 170 pounds. I’d assume that the Tigers would want him to put on a few more pounds if I were guessing.

He’s got great vision and hands. That makes for a lethal combination. When I watch his film, he reminds me a bit of a Mike Williams or a Tee Higgins. He’s very explosive and has the makings of a great player.

I think that Ladson would fit in well with the Tiger wide receivers and is the kind of prototype that Clemson football coaches are looking for to be the next athlete as part of #WRU.

The competition…

It seems that Ladson’s recruitment is a two-team race between Clemson football and Miami. He is a Miami-native, which bodes well for the Hurricanes.

However, Clemson has a way of going into Florida and getting the best of the best from that state. I think that Jeff Scott being the primary recruiter also will make a difference in what happens in the end.

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Before December, Miami had nearly a 100 percent chance to land him, according to 247 sports, but Clemson has slowly trended upwards, now holding an 89 percent chance to land the talented wide receiver prospect.