Clemson Football flips 2024 offensive line prospect

Matt Luke has his second commitment at Clemson from Mason "Moose" Wade, who was previously committed to Duke.

Matt Luke and the Clemson Tigers prepare to face the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2023 Gator Bowl.
Matt Luke and the Clemson Tigers prepare to face the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2023 Gator Bowl. / ALEX HICKS JR./STAFF / USA TODAY NETWORK

In most cycles, Clemson Football has its class assembled before we even get close to Thanksgiving.

This is not one of those cycles. The Tigers have have been recruiting right up until the Early Signing Day this year, and they just added another prospect to their Class of 2024.

Offensive line coach Matt Luke has received his first verbal commitment at Clemson from Mason “Moose” Wade from Purcellville, Virginia.

Wade is a 6’-5” and 290-pound offensive tackle prospect who played at Loudoun Valley High School. He is a 3-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite.

Wade verbally committed to the Duke Blue Devils in June at a time when the program was stable. That changed when the regular season ended. Blue Devils head coach Mike Elko was offered the head coaching position at Texas A&M, where Elko was once the defensive coordinator.

Elko chose to take the job with the Aggies, but more importantly, he took his offensive line coach along with him. This apparently opened Wade up to other options.

Clemson had recruited him before his verbal commitment to Duke, so they were apparently back in play with Wade after all the changes at Duke.

Wade was also offered by USC, Virginia Tech, Tennessee, and Louisville, amongst others. Two 247Sports analysts who had originally put in Crystal Balls for Duke in the summer changed their projections to Clemson on 12/15.

Wade is the fourth offensive lineman in the Class of 2024, joining Ronan O’Connell and Watson Young and Elyjah Thurmon. Thurmon announced his college choice a short time before Wade sent his National Letter of Intent to Clemson.

This is probably the last signing of the day for Clemson. Most insiders believe Eddrick Houston considered the Tigers, but will ultimately flip from Ohio State to Alabama.

The Tigers have also been reaching out to offensive line players in the transfer portal. Thus far, they have not received any commitments.