Clemson football: Everyone is worried about the monster in Clemson, SC


Clemson football finds itself in a place that very few programs ever find themselves in and it is a great problem to have.

As we noted yesterday, Clemson football lost the commitment of Korey Foreman, the top-rated prospect in the country, out of USC’s backyard. Most Tiger fans simply don’t care as we have come to trust in Coach Swinney and his entire coaching staff that no matter who wears the purple and orange, they are the right fit for the program.

It was no coincidence that mere hours after Foreman de-committed that a highly ranked four-star defensive end Keanu Koht announced a Clemson offer. Coach Swinney will never wait around for a kid to come back to Clemson as he is too busy finding players that want to be at Clemson.

That said, the news yesterday was more in the celebration that the Tigers look vulnerable to the program around the country chasing them. Articles from coast to coast were written about Clemson football losing its top prospect and how that was a great thing for programs like USC, Ohio State, and Oregon.

After winning two national titles in the last four seasons and playing in four of the last five national title games, “little ole Clemson” is making national headlines for losing a commitment of a kid that no other school has had.

Since the 2009 season, Clemson has lost just 11 kids after they committed to the Tigers and six of them were part of the 2013 signing class; Foreman makes the third since 2015. The rejoicing from USC media was comical and completely ironic.

According to 247 Sports, in the last three signing classes, USC has had 22 players commit and then decommit from the Trojans. During those same recruiting classes, Ohio State has lost 13 players to other schools after a player committed to them and they think Clemson losing its third decommit in the last five classes is a big deal?

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There is a reason those fan bases and media are writing stories and tweeting about Clemson and it’s because losers worry about winners and everyone is concerned with what the Tigers are doing.