Clemson Football: 5-star QB target names Tigers as a finalist

The nation’s No. 1 quarterback in the 2021 class has named his top-five finalists and he included Clemson football on his list.

The 2021 Clemson football recruiting class has an opportunity to be historically great. The Tigers are currently considered one of the top classes in the nation and that will only continue to rise as the cycle progresses.

Caleb Williams, the nation’s No. 1 quarterback, released his top-five schools Monday and included Clemson football.

The Tigers were listed with LSU, Maryland, Penn State and Oklahoma as the finalists to win the 5-star recruit’s services.

Williams, 6-foot-2, 209 pound dual-threat QB, is one of just three offers from the Clemson football program at the quarterback position in the 2021 class. He was the first offer and is clearly the highest-prioritized player at the position.

However, it’s going to be quite the sell for the Clemson football coaching staff to get a commitment from the quarterback.

The Tigers currently have two quarterbacks on the depth chart that will be fighting for the starting position next season in former 4-star Taisun Phommachanh and former 5-star D.J. Uiagalelei.

It seems that Clemson has a pattern of bringing in an elite quarterback every other year and since the Tigers brought in Uiagalelei during the last cycle, it doesn’t look likely that they’ll score back-to-back commitments from the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect.

At this point, it would seem that Oklahoma is the favorite for Williams’ services, followed by LSU. Clemson is probably third on the list ahead of Maryland and Penn State, but I still wouldn’t count the two programs- which are both close to home- to be out currently.

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Williams was slated to take official visits this summer, but that will now have to wait until the fall. If Clemson football can get him back on campus, anything can happen, but I wouldn’t expect a commitment with the current picture at quarterback.

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