Clemson Football Class of 2025 is now 2nd in 247Sports's class rankings

Four highly-rated verbal commitments since the beginning of last week have boosted the Tigers' 2025 class ranking following the Elite Retreat.
Dec 29, 2023; Jacksonville, FL, USA;  Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney
Dec 29, 2023; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Clemson Tigers just completed their Elite Retreat event for members of the Class of 2025. At the beginning of last week, Clemson had seven players verbally committed to the class.

Since then, they picked up a commitment defensive end Ari Watford just before the event began last week. On Sunday, the Tigers picked up commitments from two offensive line prospects: Braydon Jacobs and Jaylen Beckley.

Today, they got their fourth new commitment from defensive lineman Isaiah Campbell, another 4-star prospect. With all these new additions, it isn’t a surprise that the Tigers’ 2025 class has taken a jump in the class rankings.

The Tigers now have the 2nd best class nationally per 247Sports. The only team ahead of the Tigers is Notre Dame, who has 14 commitments (three more than Clemson).

Clemson is followed in the rankings by LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and Auburn.

The Tigers have an average player rating of 92.95, which is eighth overall.

This indicates one important thing that should be noted: there are schools behind Clemson in the class ranking, such as Alabama, Georgia, and Florida State, that have higher average player ratings.

This means that unless Clemson starts scoring on some 5-star talent, the Tigers might not be likely to maintain the lofty rating.

There are players with very high ratings that Clemson continues to recruit. Offensive lineman David Sanders (2nd nationally), defensive lineman Elijah Griffin (3rd nationally), and safety/athlete Jordan Young (29th nationally) were all in attendance at the Elite Retreat.

Additionally, the Tigers hosted cornerback DJ Pickett (8th nationally) the weekend prior because he had a conflict with attending this past weekend.

Time will tell whether Clemson can sway those players to take an official visit to Death Valley on the first weekend of June, which is the next major recruiting event for the Tigers.