Clemson football: Shelton Lewis verbally commits to the Tigers

Clemson football has added another talented prospect to their 2023 class.

Cornerback Shelton Lewis has announced his verbal commitment to the Tigers. Lewis made the announcement this morning at his high school in Stockbridge, Georgia.

Lewis is a 3-star prospect in the 247 Composite. He verbally committed to Pittsburg earlier this summer but decided to re-open his recruitment in late June. Lewis visited Clemson for the All In Cookout on July 25, and the Tigers offered him at that time.

Lewis’s Hudl page shows his diversity. He often lines up at offense, either as a wide receiver or a wildcat in the backfield. His most impressive plays happen when he lines up at cornerback. He is a physical back who doesn’t shy away from contact.

Lewis becomes Clemson’s 19th verbal commitment for the 2023 cycle. He is cornerbacks coach Mike Reed’s 3rd commitment of the cycle, joining Avieon Terrell of Westlake High School in Atlanta, Georgia and Branden Strozier of St. Francis High School in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Shelton Lewis is the latest addition to the Clemson football class of 2023

All three of Clemson’s 2023 cornerback prospects are from Peach State. Overall the Tigers have eight Georgia commits, accounting for 42% of their class this cycle. The next leading states are Texas with three and Alabama & Florida with two each. The Tigers do not have any in-state commitments at this time.

While Clemson surged into the Top 5 of the 247 Composite team rankings with a stellar June, other teams have since added to their classes as well. Clemson still stands a good chance of finishing the 2023 cycle with a Top 10 class, but they are more likely to end up closer to 10th than they will to first.

Clemson does expect to add more prospects to this class. They have been recruiting wide receiver Ronan Hanafin and defensive tackle Kayden McDonald, both of whom have projections to Clemson by either 247 and/or Rivals. They currently do not have a running back commitment, so I expect they will continue to recruit that position. I also expect them to pursue some players who develop over the course of their senior seasons.