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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Hevin Brown-Shuler

Brown-Shuler played high school football at Pace Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. He was one of the Tigers’ earliest offers from the Class of 2024. He was offered a scholarship in April 2022, which is about two months before most prospects typically receive their offers during the summer before their junior year in high school. That tells you how much Clemson thought of this young man.

Like the previous examples on this list, Brown-Shuler plays a position that is well-stocked on Clemson’s roster. They aren’t looking for a freshman defensive tackle to contribute right away the way they might hope Darien Mayo could play right away at defensive end.

There is another interesting trend regarding Brown-Shuler. His rating in the 247Sports Composite has steadily decreased since he was first rated in March 2021. At that time he had a .9896. For perspective, that score today would make him the second-highest-rated player in Clemson’s class behind only Brown, and he would be a 5-star prospect.

Today, his rating has dropped to .9065, and 247 lists him as a 3-star prospect. What happened?

It is possible that Brown-Shuler was visible early to the scouts when a lot of other players hadn’t been noticed yet. His size is imposing and might have given him an early lead on other prospects who ascended later in the cycle.

In any case, a lot of potential hype that was expected for Brown-Shuler never materialized. Now he is one of the crowd of freshmen who is entering the program this season.

I’m not buying it. There is a reason why Clemson thought this guy was worth offering before their traditional June 1 date.

Next: Tavoy Feagin