Here is this afternoon’s Clemson Tigers News.
Clemson Soccer is leading the nation in goals
As of Thursday morning, Clemson Men’s Soccer had the most goals scored in Division I soccer.
Ousmane Sylla leads the program in 2023 with four goals and six assists. Nathan Richmond follows close behind with four goals and five assists. Alex Meinhard and Mohamed Saye also have four goals on the season.
Clemson Football target announces a commitment elsewhere
Clemson 2024 target Daniel Akinkunmi announced a commitment to Brent Venables and the Oklahoma Sooners.
Akinkunmi planned to visit Clemson for the Florida State game, but the visit never materialized, and he announced his decision date shortly after. Insiders stopped tracking him at that point.
Even though he was a 3-star, Akinkunmi was an intriguing prospect because he was part of the NFL’s academy in England. He is a project but had a high upside.
Wes Goodwin is enthusiastic about his young linebackers
Defensive coordinator Wes Goodwin is the man who has ultimately decided to play most defensive snaps with only two linebackers, opting instead for a nickle/safety hybrid instead of a strong-side linebacker. Since he is the linebackers coach too, we can feel assured he genuinely believes this is the best scheme for the Tigers.
That doesn’t mean he isn’t bullish on the future of Kobe McCloud, Dee Crayton and Jamal Anderson.
"“I love all three of those kids, and they’re made of the right stuff. I just talked to them and challenged them, whatever role that they get, the opportunity to contribute, to take advantage of those opportunities – whether it’s playing special teams, playing a lot of nickel.”"
Time will tell if this is a scheme the Tigers stick with in seasons to come or not. You can read more from Gavin Oliver of TigerNet here.