Clemson Football 2018: Don’t forget about Justyn Ross

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow /

One of Clemson football’s most talented playmakers for the 2018 hasn’t even arrived on campus yet. Don’t forget about Justyn Ross.

When we begin talking about Clemson football’s playmakers in 2018, we think about Tee Higgins, Travis Etienne, Tavien Feaster and many others.

While all of those guys are set for breakout seasons, there’s one guy that hasn’t even arrived on campus yet that could be a breakout player for the Tigers.

That man is Justyn Ross.

Ross, a 5-star Clemson football wide receiver commit, will be on campus this summer.

He will join an already talented group of wide receivers, including Tee Higgins, Diondre Overton, Hunter Renfrow, Amari Rodgers, Cornell Powell, and many others.

While Ross may not be poised to take a starting position right away, I do think he could be a valuable part of the team’s success in 2018.

A Scoring Threat…

Justyn Ross is just flat-out explosive.

He reminds me a lot of Tee Higgins. He just has that ability to go up and get the ball. Ross beats out defenders one-on-one and is extremely crisp in his route-running.

He’s got great vision and can make up for a under thrown or overthrown ball. When he comes in, he’ll most likely be placed with Diondre Overton and Tee Higgins at the boundary position. Even though he will most likely be third on the depth chart, I still could see Ross making a major impact in 2018.

All of the Tiger receivers get a chance to play and he will be a guy that comes in and automatically gets a target. I think you’ll see Ross used like Higgins was used last year. That means he could end up with quite a bit of work in the downfield passing game even if it is in short spurts.

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It will be interesting to see how Ross adjusts to the college game, but I believe he will make an impact for this team in 2018. He’s too good to sit on the sidelines and I think he will prove that in the coming months when we get into fall camp.