Clemson Football: Will 2021 recruit forego his senior season?

Clemson football 2021 commitment Beaux Collins will have a difficult decision to make.

As Clemson football has grown from a regional recruiter to a national recruiter, the PAW has become recognized from coast to coast. Over the last two recruiting cycles, the Tigers have gone out to California and signed one of the state’s top players.

The 2019 singing class featured Californian Joseph Ngata and 2020 saw quarterback DJ Uiagalelei come across the country to be part of what Clemson is doing. In 2021, the Tigers have a commitment from Uiagalelei high school teammates and elite receiver Beaux Collins.

Monday afternoon, California high school athletics is delaying high school football season until December, which will give players like a Collins and top overall recruit Korey Foreman a tough decision to make.

Foreman has already said that his decision would be an easy one.

Do they play their senior year of high school and forego early enrollment or do they forego their senior year of football and enroll early?

Enrolling early has had benefits for Clemson football signees.

Over the last several years, the majority of Clemson football signees have enrolled early and gotten a jump start on their careers. They have used that time to become acclimated to college, gotten into the weight room, and gone through spring practice. This additional time has been beneficial for most of them when it comes to early playing time.

The state of Georgia announced Monday that they will delay the start of football season by just two weeks with games starting after the Labor Day holiday. Over the next few weeks, other states around the country will decide exactly what to do with high school football, which is undoubtedly hurt many high school players across the country.

We recently saw the top corner in the country, Tony Grimes, reclassify from 2021 to 2020 and enroll at UNC because the state of Virginia is more than likely going to cancel high school football this fall.

While we are used to seeing college juniors leave school early for the next level, most high school players don’t have to make that decision. This is definitely a weird time and having to make a choice between playing one more year of high school football and enrolling early in college is not a decision most athletes dreamed they would have to make.