Clemson Football lands huge offensive line commitment from Rowan Byrne

Matt Luke is continuing the rebuild of the Clemson Football offensive line by landing an underrated prospect who attended their Official Visit Weekend.
Clemson offensive line coach Matt Luke during the Spring football game in Clemson, S.C. Saturday, April 6, 2024.
Clemson offensive line coach Matt Luke during the Spring football game in Clemson, S.C. Saturday, April 6, 2024. / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

Matt Luke has a big job ahead of him to revamp and improve the Clemson Football offensive line.

He will get his hands on the current roster in earnest this fall, but a big part of the renewal will be recruiting for coming seasons.

Luke entertained multiple prospects on campus for official visits this past weekend, and one of them has announced his college decision.

Offensive tackle Rowan Byrne has verbally committed to the Clemson Tigers.

Byrne is from New Rochelle, New York. He plays high school football at the Iona Preparatory School.

It is believed that size is something Luke wants in incoming players, and Byrne fits that bill. He stands at 6’-6” and weighs in at 297 pounds, per 247Sports.

247 has Byrne as a 3-star in their Composite ratings.

Byrne had 25 scholarship offers from FBS schools. 247 listed Florida State, Michigan State, and Penn State as the other schools he was considering the most.

Byrne was a rare exception to Clemson’s typical recruiting procedures. Normally the Tigers would not bring a prospect in for an official visit without a scholarship offer. Byrne had not visited the campus yet, so presumably, that is why he had not been officially offered.

Byrne’s junior season was cut short by an injury. His ranking had risen as high as 137th nationally on Rivals before his season ended, and since then he has dropped in the rankings because he did not play the second half of his junior campaign.

Byrne becomes the 13th commitment in Clemson’s Class of 2025, which was already ranked third in the nation by 247 following the commitment of Grayson Littleton on Wednesday. He is the third offensive line commitment in the group. The Tigers already had verbal commitments from Brayden Jacobs and Easton Ware.

The Tigers will likely look to bring in at least one more offensive line prospect, perhaps two.