Clemson Football just completed its Elite Retreat event with several uncommitted prospects from the Class of 2025.
The event is designed to be one of the first steps towards attracting the players Clemson has at the top of their recruiting board. Most players are looking at official visits during the summer and deciding before their senior football seasons start.
There is always the hope that one or more of those prospects will decide to shut down their recruitment and verbally commit to Clemson earlier. That hope became a reality today with two commitments.
Offensive line prospects Brayden Jacobs and Jaylon Beckley announced they are committing to the Clemson Tigers to play for new offensive line coach Matt Luke.
Jacobs is a 6’-7” and 310-pound prospect from Buford High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. He is a 4-star recruit in the 247Sports Composite. He ranks 174th nationally.
Jacobs had visited multiple times, so it was known that he was interested in Clemson. There had been no Crystal Balls logged for Clemson on 247, however.
Jacobs had 27 total offers, including Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State, and Texas.
Jacobs becomes Clemson's ninth commitment in the Class of 2025. He is the sixth offensive commit, following Gideon Davidson, Easton Ware, Blake Hebert, Marquise Henderson, and Carleton Preston.
Jacobs is the fifth 4-star player to join the class, alongside Amare Adams, Ari Watford, Davidson, and Ware.
Beckley is 6'-3.5" and 290 pounds. He hails from Addison, Texas, and plays football at Trinity Christian Academy.
Beckley has not been evaluated by 247Sports, but you can follow the offers to see how he relates to other prospects. Beckley had offers from 20 programs, including Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas A&M. Like Jacobs, he did not have any projections when he committed.
Beckley becomes the tenth commitment for the 2025 class and the seventh offensive commit. The Tigers now have three offensive linemen in the class with Beckley, Jacobs, and Ware.
The current contact period continues through Saturday, February 3rd. February 4th is a quiet period and then a dead period begins February 5th and lasts through March 3rd. No in-person contact is allowed during the dead period.
The next window for recruiting opens around the time that many programs will be starting their spring practices. We can expect several visitors during this time frame, which extends through late May.