Clemson Football: Ohio State will be major recruiting foe in 2021 cycle

The Clemson football program will go head-to-head with Ohio State in several recruiting battles over the course of the 2021 cycle.

The Clemson football program will battle with Ohio State on the recruiting trail throughout the 2021 cycle.

The Tigers and Buckeyes are leaders for several top prospects across the country and, as a result, will be going head-to-head in many cases throughout the rest of the year.

For those wondering, here’s a look at some of the top prospects who Clemson and Ohio State have been battling over:

  • 4-star CB Jordan Hancock (Committed to Clemson)
  • 4-star WR Troy Stellato
  • 5-star OT Tristan Leigh
  • 5-star RB TreVeyon Henderson
  • 4-star LB Barrett Carter
  • 4-star CB Jakailin Johnson
  • 5-star CB Tony Grimes

CB Jordan Hancock, who was originally believed to be a lean towards Ohio State, committed to Clemson on Wednesday. His commitment allowed the Tigers to take a lead in the recruiting war with the Buckeyes.

There’s a lot of star-power from the prospects remaining on this list and that’s only going to grow as we head into the spring. Clemson and Ohio State are basically the sole-leaders for WR Troy Stellato and RB TreVeyon Henderson, and the two programs are firmly entrenched in the battle for the other recruiting prospects, as well.

When you look at the changing landscape of College Football, you can see that Clemson and Ohio State are positioned to become the two single premiere programs in the nation. Dabo Swinney has done an excellent job building the Tiger program and Ryan Day has been nothing short of superb since taking over that Buckeye program.

These two programs are going to continue to compete for talented recruits across the nation and I’d expect to see Clemson football win some of the battles, and I’d expect Ohio State to win some, as well.

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It will be interesting to see how the recruitments play out in these prospects listed above and how many end up becoming either Tigers or Buckeyes when it’s over. At this point, I’d put my trust in Dabo Swinney and his coaching staff getting the job done.

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