Head coach Brad Brownell had a great Monday. Dallas Thomas, a power forward prospect from Little Rock, Arkansas, announced his commitment to the Clemson Tigers.
Thomas is a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite ranking. He is the 64th ranked overall player and 11th overall power forward. He is 6’7″ and 170 pounds. Thomas is getting ready to begin his senior season for Parkview Magnet High School.
His finalists were Clemson, Memphis, Arkansas and Missouri. Thomas had eleven scholarship offers including Texas A&M, Houston, Illinois and Oklahoma State.
He is Brownell’s first commitment of the 2024 class.
Things did not go Clemson’s way in football recruiting. Fletcher Westphal announced that he had chosen the Florida Gators over the Tigers and the Arkansas Razorbacks. Westphal is a 4-star offensive line prospect on the 247Sports Composite. He is projected to play tackle. He is the 290th-ranked prospect overall and the 25th-ranked offensive tackle.
There were three Crystal Balls pointed at Clemson most of the week, and a fourth appeared over the weekend, but at the last minute on of them flipped to Florida. Recruiting is difficult to always understand clearly, especially if the families prefer to keep information close to the vest.
Clemson Tigers baseball will say goodbye to some talented players
Things went well for five young men connected to the Clemson Baseball program, but whether that is good for the program depends on your perspective.
Caden Grice was selected on Sunday with the 64th pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Grice won the John Olerud Award as the best two-way player in the nation this past season. It is unknown which direction he will go in the pros.
Catcher Cooper Ingle was selected Sunday with the 125th pick by the Cleveland Guardians. Ryan Ammons was selected Monday with the 298th pick by the Boston Red Sox.
High school prospects Dillon Head and Sammy Stafura were both selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. Head went 25th overall to the San Diego Padres and Stafura went 43rd overall to the Cincinnati Reds. Both prospects had committed to play for the Tigers if they had not been drafted.
Fans should be thrilled for the players but it is only natural to hope talented players such as these would suit up for the Tigers next season.