The Clemson football program will be going head-to-head with Ohio State more than just on the field in the next few months.
The 2021 Clemson football recruiting class is currently ranked No. 2 in the nation, according to the 247 Sports’ Composite Team Rankings.
The only team the Tigers are behind? The Ohio State Buckeyes.
The Tigers currently have 10 commitments with one 5-star and nine 4-stars- according to the composite player rankings- and Ohio State currently has 10 commitments with two 5-stars, seven 4-stars and a 3-star.
The two programs are going to be battling heavily for several recruits over the cycle as they target many of the same prospects from across the nation.
Clemson football won the first battle, picking up a commitment from 4-star CB Jordan Hancock earlier this week.
4-star WR Troy Stellato released his final two schools on Thursday and they were none other than Clemson and Ohio State.
Though there will be some restrictions on recruiting due to the coronavirus outbreak, we can still expect that the Tigers and Buckeyes will be battling hard for Stellato when things do pick back up.
Stellato isn’t your typical highly-touted wide receiver. He is listed at 6-foot-0 and 172 pounds.
Despite those measurables, he is considered a 4-star WR because of his elite speed and route-running ability. Stellato would be a perfect complement at the slot to some of the other big wide receivers that Clemson currently has on campus.
The Tigers like to have a balance of body types at wide receiver- though many have been around that 6-foot-3, 6-foot-4 range and 200-220 pounds lately- and he’d be a nice addition who’d add versatility and a sure set of hands to the wide receiving core.
It will be interesting to see how his recruitment progresses and what it looks like in a few months as the battle between the Tigers and Buckeyes heat up.