The 2020 Clemson football recruiting class is basically finished, but the Tigers are still being linked to one more possible prospect.
When 2020 Clemson football recruiting target Xzavier Henderson (4-star WR) announced that he was committing to the Florida Gators, there weren’t many more moves for the Tigers to make in the current cycle.
The Clemson football recruiting class is already ranked No. 1 in the nation and features 23 commitments.
The class is headlined by several 5-stars including DL Bryan Bresee (No. 1 nationally), DE Myles Murphy (No. 3), QB DJ Uiagalelei (No. 13), RB Demarkcus Bowman (No. 16), DT Demonte Capehart (No. 24), DB Fred Davis II (No. 26) and LB Trenton Simpson (No. 29).
When looking at the cycle, the Clemson football coaching staff picked up commitments from the No. 1-rated defensive lineman, quarterback and defensive end in the nation. The Tigers also have the No. 3 RB in the nation, No. 2 DT, No. 3 DB, No. 3 LB, No. 5 OT and No. 4 OG in the nation, according to position rankings.
At this point, the 2020 recruiting cycle seems to be pretty much over for Clemson football.
The only position that the Tigers likely would’ve wanted to add another prospect would have been wide receiver. Though the program scoped the nation looking for receivers, there were very few who caught the staff’s eyes over the cycle. Clemson was pleased to come away with two gems at wide receiver in 4-star EJ Williams and 3-star Ajou Ajou.
All of that being said, Northwestern High School WR product Ger-Cari Caldwell has been elevated as of late, receiving offers from South Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Baylor and a plethora of other programs.
At this point, it looks like Caldwell will commit to South Carolina, but it seems he may be waiting to see if Clemson will offer. Caldwell said that Tiger WR Coach Tyler Grisham had contacted him, but that he hadn’t heard much from Clemson football. He would serve as a nice developmental piece for the Tigers if they chose to offer, but wouldn’t be a player who would come in and compete right away.
From what we’re hearing, it seems that this 2020 class is finished- except for a couple of potential grey-shirt or preferred walk-on candidates- and the Tigers will likely keep that WR scholarship in their back-pocket for the 2021 cycle where there are some talented options nationally at that position.