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.
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Corian Gipson

One of the ways you can tell a player is a very good prospect is if other fan bases try to stir the pot on social media that the player is considering their school and might flip before signing day arrives. This was the case with Wesco, who had multiple fanbases claiming that he was visiting during the season.

Another player who was constantly being discussed was Corian Gipson. Gipson is from Texas, and there were people who never truly believed he wouldn’t sign with the Longhorns until Clemson posted that they had his signed National Letter of Intent yesterday.

There is a reason the hype continues for players like Wesco and Gipson even when they have verbally committed to another school: they are that good.

Gipson is the 75th overall prospect in the Composite and the 6th-best cornerback.

"Owns the physical tools and athleticism to play just about anywhere in the secondary. Originally projected as a safety, but we now view as a true corner prospect, especially considering extensive snaps on the outside. Possesses a wiry frame at 6 feet and slightly plus length that shows in his ability to crowd catch windows and pester receivers at the line.
Excellent multi-sport context with numerous examples of bona fide sprint speed. Posted six sub-11.00 junior 100-meter times. Play speed flashes that track evidence in his turn-and-run ability and an impressive top end when required to open up. Combines that linear speed with quick-footed suddenness in tight quarters. Generally sinks his hips well to combine with that agility to produce sudden redirecting and recovery ability.

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Terrell worked his way through the depth chart to grab a starting position by the end of the 2023 season and is a presumptive starter in 2024. Jaedyn Lukus will be the heir apparent at the other corner spot, but he has fought injuries throughout his two seasons with Clemson Football.

Shelton Lewis is another candidate to be part of the rotation at corner, but if Gipson is ready to play right away, he will find himself in that mix as well.