Clemson dodged a huge headache on National Signing Day


Clemson dodged a huge issue with defensive end Jordan Burch and the ongoing saga that continues to be why he won’t actually sign his paperwork to become a Gamecock.

Coach Swinney has worked really hard to put Clemson football in a place of being able to be choosy when it comes to who they offer scholarships to. Part of that luxury is the ability to attract high-quality people and families to Clemson to help strengthen the culture within.

Another luxury is that Clemson will never look at pathetic as South Carolina and Will Muschamp do at the moment in regards to Jordan Burch and his National Letter of Intent debacle.

If you are not aware, Burch is a five-star product out of Columbia and played with Muschamp’s kids. Yes, Clemson offered and was rumored to be the front runner for some time. During the early signing day period back in December, Burch announced his commitment to South Carolina and then said LSU was his runner up.

Both Burch and his family have declined interview requests as well as refused to answer questions at either of the signing day ceremonies he had. Yes, he had TWO of them.

On Wednesday during the school’s signing day, Burch signed a sheet of paper pledging his skillset to South Carolina as his other teammates sat beside him. In an interview some four later, Muschamp declined to talk about Burch as his NLI had still not been turned into the university.

At this point, Muschamp not pulling his offer and telling him to go elsewhere wreaks of weakness and makes “Coach Boom” look even more pathetic than Carolina’s 4-8 record in 2019.

Clemson dodging this bullet should remind us of the Robert Nkemdiche drama and we can all agree that things seemed to work out just fine at Clemson without his services.

There is no doubt that South Carolina and Will Muschamp dream of ending this Clemson winning streak, but begging recruits and putting up with their shenanigans before they ever arrive on campus will never be the way to successfully beat Clemson.

Next. Korey Foreman the third highest-rated commit all-time. dark

If ever someone needed to see the difference in culture between the in-state rivals, this is a glaring example. Clemson has kids who cannot wait to commit and become part of the family, while Carolina has kids in their own backyard that won’t simply sign a piece of paper to make things official.