If you’re like me, it seems like 2024 is a long way away. If you’re recruiting for Clemson football it’s right around the corner.
With the 2023 class close to wrapping up, the coaches are working on the next class (and the one after that).
To that end, highly rated 2024 quarterback D.J. Lagway of Willis, Texas set his commitment date for December 7th per his Twitter.
Lagway is a composite 5-star prospect, ranked 23rd nationally and as the number four quarterback in the class.
Lagway has previously named a top 10 and it’s believed he’s seriously considering Clemson.
"Lagway announced a Top 10 of Clemson, Arkansas, LSU, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, USC, Alabama and Baylor earlier this fall. He last visited for the win over Syracuse. Florida, Clemson and Southern Cal have been considered the frontrunners."
Given how quarterbacks generally like to play early, it would set up as an interesting turn of events if Lagway did in fact select Clemson.
That would theoretically set up the 2024 Tigers with junior Cade Klubnik, sophomore Chris Vizzina and the true freshman Lagway.
Such a scenario could mean Lagway waiting two years at a minimum for his shot at the starting job, assuming Klubnik and Vizzina develop into the players they are believed to be.
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That’s just the thing though and it’s a lesson learned in Clemson’s current quarterback situation. You never know how these quarterbacks will or won’t develop as there are too many factors you don’t have control over.
That and things could change with quarterbacks currently on the roster or committed, especially in the transfer and NIL era.
Lagway is 6’2, 225 pounds and is an all around athlete, playing both basketball and baseball and he hopes to play baseball at the next level, too.
From what I’ve heard Clemson “hit it out of the park” on Lagway’s visit for the Syracuse game, so we’ll see if the Tigers can parlay that into a commitment.