Clemson Football received its first verbal commitment of 2025 in June, and it didn’t take long for the Tigers to get their second.
Quarterback Blake Hebert announced his commitment to coach Garrett Riley and the Clemson Tigers on Friday June 16th.
Hebert (pronounced HE-bert) is a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. He is a rising junior at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Hebert is 6’-3” and 205 pounds. Hebert is the 170th-ranked player nationally in the Composite. 247Sports proper has him ranked as the 19th-best overall player.
Hebert announced that he had received a scholarship offer from Clemson on June 1st. It only took about two weeks for him to announce his commitment. Hebert had also received offers from Notre Dame, Auburn, and Penn State.
Hebert’s announcement came on the heels of the verbal commitment of Gideon Davidson on June 14th. Davidson is a 2025 running back from Lynchburg, Virginia. He is a Top 100 player in the 247Sports Composite.
Not only do the commitments of Hebert and Davidson give the Tigers two highly-rated prospects to start their Class of 2025, but they also help allay some of the recent anxieties of Clemson fans who follow Tiger recruiting.
Clemson Football has landed their quarterback and running back for 2025
Davidson’s commitment helps offset some of the frustrations surrounding running back recruiting during the 2022 and 2023 cycles when the Tigers missed on multiple targets.
Hebert’s commitment comes following multiple quarterback misses in the 2024 cycle. So far, the Tigers have not received a quarterback commitment for 2024. Four targets – DJ Lagway (Florida), Jadyn Davis (Michigan), Walker White (Auburn), and Air Noland (Ohio State) – all committed elsewhere.
Considering they now have their target for 2025 in Hebert, it seems realistic that Clemson may forgo signing a quarterback in the current cycle. Furthermore, the security of having their quarterback and running back secured for the class should assist as the Tigers continue to recruit wide receivers and offensive linemen for 2025.
Many fans feel the unusual rules surrounding football recruiting through the COVID-19 pandemic put Clemson in a difficult position. The early success with the 2025 class at two of the highest profile positions indicates Tiger recruiting is returning to form.