5 Clemson Football freshmen who are sleepers in 2024

Some talented freshmen could have a chance to play for Clemson Football in 2024 because the depth at their position is thin. Others have more players ahead of them if they want to see the field this fall. Here are five sleepers who could impress in 2024.

Clemson linebacker Sammy Brown (47) and cornerback Tavoy Feagin (6) before the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
Clemson linebacker Sammy Brown (47) and cornerback Tavoy Feagin (6) before the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK
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David Eziomume

Eziomume is from Kennesaw, Georgia, and played at North Cobb High School. Running backs coach CJ Spiller zoned in on Eziomume early and decided that he was the guy he wanted for his position group in the Class of 2024. He was the only running back with a Clemson offer when he verbally committed to Spiller on March 1st, 2023.

Eziomume had a great senior campaign for the Warriors in 2023. It was expected that he would see a big boost in his prospect ratings. He took a couple of unofficial visits to Auburn, which is unusual for Clemson's verbal commitments. Some fans thought he might be rethinking his commitment now that his stock seemed to be rising.

When it was all said and done, his score did not change much at all. He remained a 3-star, which means he is below the radar nationally. Most people outside Clemson are looking at 2025 commit Gideon Davidson as the next big thing at running back.

Additionally, barring injuries, Clemson’s feature back will be Phil Mafah. There are three guys on scholarship already – Keith Adams Jr, Jay Haynes, and Jarvis Green – who will be competing for the balance of the snaps.

Multiple Clemson observers have stated that Eziomume was underrated by the national scouting services. His Hudl highlights are impressive. I could easily see him working his way up the depth chart, but the ongoing point that Clemson continues to hammer with running backs is blocking. As talented as Eziomume is, the other three have a head start learning to block in Clemson’s scheme.

That didn’t stop a freshman like Travis Etienne, but not many players are ETN. We’ll see how quickly Ezi can grab ahold of every facet of his job in the Clemson backfield.

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