Clemson Football: Tigers making first moves for 2022 recruiting class

Clemson football made its first moves for the 2022 recruiting cycle

Clemson football fans have learned over the years that Dabo Swinney is a very slow-moving recruiter and that he takes making an offer very seriously.

The Tigers make only a selected few offers over the course of a specific recruiting cycle and an even lower percentage of those are considered ‘commitable offers.’

With summer camps cancelled for this year, the Clemson football coaching staff has had to go about recruiting a little bit differently. Though the Tigers haven’t been able to have prospects on campus, they’ve been evaluating film and looking ahead to the 2022 recruiting cycle.

Currently, the 2021 recruiting cycle has about 5-8 more spots to be filled for Clemson football.

The first round of offers were announced for the 2022 Clemson football recruiting cycle

Several top prospects in the 2022 recruiting cycle officially announced their offer from the Clemson football program on Monday, June 1st.

Here’s a look at the prospects who first received offers from the Tigers in the cycle:

  • Jeadyn Lukus (4-star in-state CB)
  • Domani Jackson (5-star DB)
  • Collin Sadler (OL)
  • Gunner Givens (4-star OL)
  • Shawn Murphy (5-star OLB)
  • Nikai Martinez (4-star DB)
  • Dasan McCullough (4-star ATH)
  • Blake Miller (4-star OT)
  • Jalon Walker (4-star LB)
  • Travis Shaw (5-star DT)
  • Walter Nolen (5-star DT)
  • Addison Nichols (4-star OT)
  • Malaki Starks (4-star ATH)
  • Mykel Williams (4-star DE)
  • Daylen Everette (4-star CB)
  • Denver Harris (5-star CB)
  • TJ Dudley (4-star LB)
  • Kenyatta Jackson (4-star DE)
  • Jake Johnson (4-star TE)

In total, Clemson has given out 19 offers in the 2022 recruiting cycle. When you look at the positional groups, you can tell what places they’re targeting the most, especially early on.

The Tigers are going to take quite a few defensive linemen, defensive backs and a couple of linebackers.

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You’ll see the staff wait to offer a quarterback until they have their guy set. You’ll also see a few wide receivers targeted in this class, but the staff is going to be careful about their offers at that position, as well.

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