By now we all know what happened with Walker White the Arkansas quarterback who was thought to be a Clemson football lean, but ended up with another set of Tigers.
That leaves Clemson without a quarterback in the class of 2024 and to my surprise, 65% of the very small sample size of respondents to a Facebook Poll said Clemson didn’t need a 2024 quarterback.
Recruiting being what it is, you never say never, but believe me, the coaches want a quarterback this cycle and there are obvious reasons for that.
Recruiting is a weird and unpredictable business, but it doesn’t look like Merklinger or Davis are the answers, at least at this point.
My thing is, I trust the coaching staff to identify and recruit the guy to fit their style and the program and it’ll come in due time.
Let’s not forget Cade Klubnik wasn’t offered until February 26, 2021 and didn’t commit until March 2 of that year. This ain’t the coaches first rodeo.
We’ve beat the one running back offer at a time thing to a pulp and I admit I still don’t get it and some things in life you just accept, but for some reason, I feel differently about the running backs.
Perhaps it was missing on name after name last cycle and while I generally try and avoid recency bias in all aspects of life, I’m struggling with this one.
Clemson football running back target David Eziomume may make a decision as early as March
There is a bit of “good” news and yes, that’s in air quotes. It appears that David Eziomume, the Tigers lone running back offer for 2024, will make a decision sooner rather than later.
That gives the Tigers time to move on, but I dread the thought of another summer and fall of onesies offers and scrambling late in the process.
Now for the not so good news. The Tigers are apparently locked in a battle for Eziomume’s services with Georgia Tech.
There are reasons for that outside of football, but suffice it to say potentially losing a running back battle to Georgia Tech was not likely what anyone associated with Clemson saw coming.