Clemson Football: Ohio State loses another recruiting battle to Tigers

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Clemson football picked up a big-time commitment from a 4-star WR

The Clemson football program picked up another big-time commitment Friday afternoon when 4-star WR Troy Stellato announced his decision.

Stellato, a 6-foot-0, 175 pound wide receiver, is currently ranked as the No. 22 WR in the nation and the No. 125 player overall, according to the 247 Sports’ Composite Player Rankings.

Stellato was heavily recruited by programs across the nation and received more than 45 offers. The final two schools for the 4-star wide receiver was Clemson and Ohio State.

The Buckeyes were the seeming leader for the first few months of the spring, but things continuously trended in the Tigers’ favor over the course of May heading into June when Stellato announced his commitment.

The 2021 Clemson football recruiting class is shaping up nicely

When looking at Stellato’s film, it’s clear to see why he was such a highly-touted receiver. He’s not physically imposing, but he’s extremely athletic and a great play-maker.

Stellato typically lines up in the slot and does an excellent job route-running and has great speed after the catch. His hands are off-the-charts and he’s a guy who can go up and make a play or become an underneath option, as well.

With the addition of Stellato, Clemson has now moved up to No. 2 in the 247 Sports’ Composite Team Rankings ahead of Tennessee. The Tigers have 14 commits in total and an overall average star-rating of 0.9454.

Stellatos’ commitment likely wraps up the wide receiver recruiting for the Tigers in the 2021 cycle as Clemson adds him to 4-star Beaux Collins 4-star Dacari Collins. There likely won’t be room for an overflow candidate, but this group will certainly add depth and talent to the host of receivers already on the roster moving forward.

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