If you’re an opponent listed on the Clemson football schedule over the next few seasons, your offensive line is in for a rude awakening.
No one has recruited, developed and evaluated defensive linemen better than the Clemson football program in the country.
The Tigers have consistently brought in talented and highly-touted players who have been able to come in and make a solid impact. Even some of the lesser recruited prospects have been developed into solid options.
Well, over the last couple of recruiting cycles, that has just been amplified.
The Tigers will enter the 2020 season with one of the deepest defensive line groups in the country. Clemson returns talented options like Xavier Thomas, K.J. Henry, Nyles Pinckney, Tyler Davis, Jordan Williams, Justin Foster, Justin Mascoll, among others. And they’ll add 5-stars Bryan Bresee, Myles Murphy, Demonte Capehart, as well as 4-star Tre Williams to the mix.
Following the 2020 season, the Tigers will still have Davis, Mascoll and most likely Henry in addition to the freshmen. They’ll also bring in the nation’s current No. 1 player in Korey Foreman and a 4-star DE in Cade Denhoff. It should be noted that Clemson football is the favorite to land 5-star DT Payton Page at the moment, as well.
No matter what the rest of the recruiting cycle holds for the Tigers, one thing’s for sure: This is going to be a nasty defensive line group for years to come.
The prospect of having Bresee, Capehart, Williams and Murphy line up together as juniors (in 2022) alongside sophomores Korey Foreman and potentially Payton Page should strike fear into the hearts of offensive coordinators across the ACC.
The amount of talent and depth that Clemson football is stockpiling along the defensive line is unreal and it’s only going to make the Tigers that much stronger as they continue to dominate the lines of scrimmage.