Clemson is using the rest of its 2020 recruiting time to fill out their future roster with Preferred Walk-On players that have offers from smaller schools but may end being a diamond in the rough.
Former Clemson standout Hunter Renfrow will be a name that will never be forgotten; 150 years from now Clemson fans will talk about who he was and what he meant to the program on and off the field.
While Clemson is not known for producing high caliber players that started on as a walk-on like Nebraska was in the 90s or West Virginia was for most its program history, but Clemson does a pretty good job of developing every player on its roster. Scholarship or not, Coach Swinney does a great job of giving every player a chance to prove himself and the best player will play.
Clemson recently got a commitment from an in-state prospect that very well could end up being the next Hunter Renfrow – sort of.
This week in-state lineman Will Boggs was offered a PWO opportunity and jumped at the offer despite having offers from other smaller schools that would have paid for his services. What is the big deal with Boggs? Other than being 6’4 and 285 pounds, he was recently recognized as the South Carolina offensive lineman of the year.
Boggs more than likely will not win any of the four open offensive line spots that are up for grabs in 2020 as he will likely redshirt, but the Clemson mentality is playing as many guys as possible in order to build depth for the future.
Like any other position on a football team, depth on the offensive line is paramount to a team’s success and being able to snag a last-minute kid like Boggs only bolsters a room for the foreseeable future.
While Will Boggs will more than likely never catch a touchdown to win a national title, he will have an opportunity to show he belongs and add his name to those that started their careers at Clemson as walk-ons like Hunter Renfrow.