The Clemson football program has gotten off to a hot start in the 2019 recruiting cycle. The Tigers currently have five commits in the updated 2019 ESPN 300 rankings.
Clemson’s last two recruiting classes have been nothing short of stellar. In 2017, the Tigers signed two top-25 recruits (Tee Higgins & Hunter Johnson) according to ESPN’s rankings. In 2018, the Tigers signed four top-25 recruits, three in the top-10, according to ESPN’s prospect rankings.
As of right now, the Tigers do not have any commits ranked inside the top-25 of ESPN’s prospect rankings. That being said, Clemson does have five commits who rank within the top-300 prospects in the country.
Let’s take a look at where Clemson’s current 2019 commits landed on the most updated version of ESPN’s prospect rankings.
2019 Clemson Commits
Frank Ladson of South Dade high school in Homestead, Florida, comes in as Clemson’s highest rated commit at No. 33. With his 6-foot-5, frame and effortless speed, Ladson has the potential to move up in the rankings and secure a coveted fifth star, before his senior season comes to a close.
Next up for the Tigers is recent corner back commit, Sheridan Jones out of Norfolk, Virginia, at No. 73. This ranking is all the more impressive for Jones when you consider the fact that he actually re-classified from the 2020 recruiting class.
Chez Mellusi comes in at No. 141 for the Tigers. He is their second commit from the state of Florida in the 2019 recruiting class, which has been a fruitful area for just about every college football program, especially Clemson as of late.
Dual-threat quarterback, Taisun Phommachanh comes it at No. 165. Due to the inferior talent he faces in the state of Connecticut, Phommachanh’s rating fluctuates between major recruiting sites, i.e. 247sports & Rivals.com.
Clemson’s first commitment of the 2019 recruiting class, Joseph Charleston, comes in at No. 222. Regardless if his ranking improves over the next few months or not, I believe Charleston is going to be a heck of a player in Death Valley. At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Charleston is a taller version of former Tiger, Van Smith, who was a consistent force in the Tigers’ secondary for the past two years.