The future face of the Clemson football program is 5-star QB DJ Uiagalelei, who is set to come to Tiger Town all the way from California.
There are a few special signings that you absolutely remember when it comes to Clemson football.
Just in the past few recent years, there are two significant signings that that Clemson football fans love to remember: When Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence officially signed their National Letters of Intent.
Why? Because these were the future faces of the Clemson football program.
When Watson signed with the Tigers, he wasn’t even a 5-star, but everyone knew he was going to be a starter at quarterback in the near future. Those thoughts were amplified when Trevor Lawrence- who was considered one of the greatest HS quarterbacks in recent history– signed with the Tigers.
Both of those guys were successful and were able to take the Clemson football program to new heights at quarterback.
The next great signing happened Wednesday during the Early National Signing Period when 5-star QB DJ Uiagalelei signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Clemson football.
Uiagalelei is continuing the legacy of ‘QBU’ set forth by Clemson through Watson and Lawrence.
He’ll be arriving on campus with one goal in mind: To back-up Trevor Lawrence during his final season with the Tigers and then take over the starting position and win National Championships.
Uiagalelei is a different breed of quarterback when you watch him on film. Deshaun Watson was a true dual-threat. Trevor Lawrence was a gun-slinger who had the ability to run when needed (your prototypical NFL quarterback with a cannon for an arm).
Well, in many ways, Uiagalelei is a mixture of Lawrence, Watson and former Clemson QB Tajh Boyd. He is built like a Daunte Culpepper with the athleticism to run the ball like Watson, but with an arm similarly as strong as Trevor Lawrence.
It was astounding to think that Clemson football could replace Deshaun Watson with a guy who had just as much potential, and maybe more than him, but the Tigers did that with Trevor Lawrence.
It’s even more unthinkable that Clemson could replace Trevor Lawrence with a guy who has just as much potential- and maybe even more than him- but it seems the Tigers did just that with DJ Uiagalelei.