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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Tavoy Feagin

Feagin was Clemson’s first verbal commitment to the 2024 Class, announcing his decision in November 2022. He stayed committed for over a year to sign with Clemson during the Early Signing Period. He played at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida.

Feagin’s situation is a little different than the others on this list in that his position, cornerback, is considered one of the thinnest groups on the depth chart. After Jeadyn Lukus, Avieon Terrell, and Shelton Lewis, there isn’t much experience returning. Additionally, Lukus has been injury-prone through his first two seasons.

The highest-rated freshman prospect at cornerback is Corian Gipson. Gipson is someone I noted that the Tigers will need to be ready to play to provide depth at the corner position.

One freshman might not be enough, however. Both Terrell and Lewis were 3-star guys in the Class of 2023, and they were relied upon late in the season when injuries limited the Tigers’ options.

Because of Gipson’s higher rating, fans tend to think of him first when they consider freshmen to keep an eye on, but Feagin could also play his way into that mix, especially if the injury bug strikes again. He will have the same opportunity as Terrell and Lewis: learn on the job. By late in the season, he could be relied upon by Mike Reed.

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