Clemson Football: 2024 signees who will have the biggest impact as freshmen

There are freshmen who contribute every season for Clemson Football. Here are the five players from the Class of 2024 who will make an immediate impact next year.
Jefferson's Sammy Brown.

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Sammy Brown

If there is a no-brainer in this class, it is Sammy Brown. He was a Swiss Army knife for Jefferson High School this season, and I’m not just saying that to make a dramatic statement.

According to MaxPreps, Brown had 153 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 2,289 rushing yards, 36 rushing touchdowns, 11 receptions, 202 receiving yards, 4 receiving touchdowns, 32 punts (44.5-yard average), 4 blocked punts, 2 completed passes, 1 touchdown reception and 2 kickoff returns for 127 return yards (63.5 yards per return).

He's alright, I guess.

Sarcasm, of course. He could probably play multiple positions in college and be great at them. His specialty is linebacker. He was the high school Butkus Award winner in 2023.

Clemson didn’t use three linebackers as often in 2023 as they have traditionally, and there is an expectation that this is a trend that will continue. The Tigers will now have Barrett Carter returning in 2024, as well as Wade Woodaz, who has proven more than capable in his first two seasons.

With Carter’s return, there might not be a need to get Brown on the field right away, but there is a good chance he will be too good to keep off the field.