Clemson Football has another commitment for their Class of 2024, and it is a familiar name.
Watson Young, the son of Clemson alum Kyle Young, has flipped his verbal commitment from Appalachian State to the Tigers.
Watson is an offensive lineman like his father. He attends Daniel High School.
247Sports lists Young as an interior line prospect. He is 6’-3” and 280 pounds. He has a 3-star rating in the 247Sports Composite.
Young committed to the Mountaineers in June and decommitted yesterday before announcing his flip to Clemson. He had also been offered by Liberty, Coastal Carolina, and James Madison.
Kyle Young played for the Tigers from 1998-2001. He was a two-time All-American and a finalist for the Rimington Award, bestowed annually to the most outstanding center in college football. Kyle is now a senior associate athletic director for Clemson.
Clemson Football commit Watson Young is a finalist for Mr. Football in South Carolina
Watson is a finalist for Mr. Football in the state of South Carolina. He is the second offensive lineman in the Class of 2024 along with Ronan O’Connell. He is the 18th verbal commitment overall for the class.
Clemson recently announced the departure of offensive line coach Thomas Austin. We do not know the exact timing of Young’s official offer to join the Tigers, but it appears that it happened after Austin’s dismissal.
The Tigers have targeted Matt Luke as Austin’s successor.
We are rapidly approaching the Early Signing Period for college football. The window opens on December 20th and remains open until December 22nd. To the best of our knowledge, all eighteen of Clemson’s current commitments plan on submitting their National Letters of Intent on December 20th.
The Tigers do still have open offers out for prospects who have not announced a decision. Linebacker Bradley Shaw will publicly announce his decision on January 6th. Offensive linemen Elyjah Thurmon and Favour Edwin also have offers from Clemson.