It’s no secret that Clemson football struggled to secure a running back commitment until late in the 2023 cycle.
Doling out offers one at a time led the Tigers to a string of misses, before they ended up with two running backs in their 26-man class that finished 11th in the 247sports.com rankings.
Neither Jarvis Green from Dutch Fork or Jay Haynes from Roanoke, Alabama are seen as blue-chip backs, though there are those that believe one or both could end up being very good at Clemson.
Clemson has employed much the same strategy heading into the 2024 recruiting cycle, offering a single running back, in this case, David Eziomume of North Cobb High in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Rivals pegs Eziomume as the No. 175 player overall, a 4-star talent and the No. 7 all-purpose back in the Class of 2024.
As we’ve detailed before, this appears to be a battle between Clemson and Georgia Tech, not your typical recruiting opponents, at least for the last several years.
Eziomume is apparently very close to his mother and Georgia Tech’s proximity to his home is playing a big factor in his recruiting.
Eziomume reports 30 offers from everywhere from Penn State to Southern Cal, so he appears to be the real deal, or at least college talent evaluators believe so.
We’ve heard that a decision was likely to come “soon”, but that’s sometimes relative in the recruiting game.
That said, yesterday afternoon, Eziomume himself tweeted that a decision was coming “soon”.
That could be good news for Clemson, with the assumption being the longer this one drags out, the less chance Eziomume would end up in orange.
Clemson football target David Eziomume will be making a decision soon, which is good news either way
For me though, it’s good news either way: He either chooses Clemson and the Tigers have their 2024 blue chip running back or he opts for Georgia Tech and the Tigers move on with plenty of time to recover and find their guy.
Obviously the first option is best and we hope “soon” is actually soon and we can put this one to rest.