Clemson Football seemed to be on a straight path with their last linebacker recruit of the Class of 2024. Suddenly, the path veered, but it still led to a destination that worked for the Tigers.
CJ Kubah-Taylor has verbally committed to Wes Goodwin and the Tigers.
Kubah-Taylor is a 6’-3” and 220-pound linebacker from Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland. He is teammates with fellow Clemson commitment Darien Mayo, a defensive end prospect.
Kubah-Taylor is a prospect that has been under the radar nationally. Rivals has him rated as a 3-star prospect, but 247Sports does not have a rating for him, nor does he appear in the Composite rating.
He had offers from Charlotte, Temple, Marshall, and Navy. Clemson was his first Power conference offer.
For much of the fall, the attention on Clemson’s open linebacker spot in this class was focused on Bradley Shaw, a linebacker from Hoover, Alabama.
While there seemed to be positive momentum behind Shaw to choose Clemson, that momentum appears to have shifted elsewhere due to NIL considerations.
The Arkansas Razorbacks lost a talented linebacker, Chris Paul Jr., to the transfer portal, which seems to have put more resources toward attracting Shaw to their program.
Kubah-Taylor is a player the Tigers had noted and kept an eye on while they waited for Shaw to complete his recruitment process. Clemson brought Kubah-Taylor in for an official visit this past weekend and things progressed from there. He announced his Clemson offer on Friday evening.
The Early Signing Period opens on December 20th. The Tigers are still waiting to hear from a few more prospects they have offered.
Offensive linemen Elyjah Thurmon and Mason Wade each have an offer from Clemson Football. They are expected to announce their destination on Wednesday.
Kubah-Taylor becomes the 20th member of Clemson's 2024 Class. He is the second commitment of the day following Joe Wilkinson.