The 2022 Clemson football recruiting class had one of its most exciting days of the cycle this past Saturday when two major targets announced their commitments.
Just about an hour later, 4-star CB Daylen Everette– who was considered a North Carolina lean for much of his recruitment- picked up the Tar Heel hat just to throw it aside and reveal his orange underneath.
Where does Clemson football stand in the recruiting rankings following the two commitments?
The Tigers now have 10 commits for the class of 2022. Here’s where they rank in the two major recruiting publications:
247 Sports has Clemson listed with nine 4-stars and one 3-star (the kicker Robert Gunn) and Rivals has the same amount of 4-stars with Gunn rated as a 2-star.
When looking at the 247 rankings, Clemson football has an average rating of 93.45. That is the best average star-rating of anyone outside of Ohio State (94.36) and Alabama (95.00). The Buckeyes are currently ranked No. 1 in the nation and have 17 commitments while the Crimson Tide are ranked No. 6 in the nation with 11 commitments.
The potential for any 5-star movements?
We will take a look at this a little more in-depth over the next few days, but one of the questions we’ve been asked is if we’ll see any of these 4-stars be turned into 5-stars. Keep in mind that Sabb was rated as a 5-star by 247 Sports up until the last recruit rankings update by the publication.
If we were going to peg any players currently committed with the potential to move up to 5-star status, it would be CB Daylen Everette and QB Cade Klubnik. Everette is currently rated as the No. 37 overall player in the nation by 247 and he is the second highest-rated 4-star by the publication. The 247 sports experts really like what he brings to the table and a big year at IMG Academy could be just what he needs to pass over the threshold.
Cade Klubnik has been constantly moving up recruiting rankings over the past few months and he’s now rated No. 45 overall, he was previously No. 64. Another big move like that- and it could happen if he has a big fall at the highest level of Texas high school football- and he’d certainly be in position to receive that fifth star.