What’s left for the 2019 Clemson football recruiting cycle as we inch closer to the second National Signing Day? The answer: Not much.
We’ve seen this with the Clemson football coaching staff the past few years.
The Tigers pretty much get their recruiting done ahead of time and there’s not much drama heading into National Signing Day.
That has only become even truer now that we have an early signing day. Clemson had all 27 of its commitments sign back in December.
So, what are the Tigers looking at here in January as the cycle comes to a completion? The answer is very little.
What’s left for 2019 Clemson football recruiting class?
The top prospect left for the Tigers in 2019 is 4-star Jerrion Ealy. Ealy will take a visit to Clemson this Saturday and will take part in the National Championship festivities.
Ealy de-committed from Ole Miss and Clemson seems to be the favorite to win his services, as of now. The one question of Ealy has nothing to do with his athleticism, explosiveness or ability to play at the next level.
It has to do with the fact that he could be a high-round pick in the upcoming MLB Draft. From what we can gather, it seems that Ealy’s first passion may very well be baseball. So, if he was to choose the MLB route, you’d never actually see him in a Clemson football uniform.
Would the Tigers take the risk of losing a scholarship for a player that may not come after it’s all said and done? I think Ealy is certainly talented enough to extend a scholarship offer.
Outside of Ealy, I think the coaches have already accounted for several juniors leaving and what needs they had to address.
I think you may see the Tigers come away with another offensive tackle in the late signing period, but there’s no name right now. Clemson was hoping to flip 5-star DB Akeem Dent, but he enrolled early at Florida State.
So, that’s pretty much it. You might see Clemson take a guy or two off-the-radar, but the main prospect left is Jerrion Ealy. For the most part, the coaching staff has already moved its attention to the 2020 cycle, which will get underway with a Junior Day later in January.