Clemson Football Recruiting: Where do the Tigers stand with the Class of 2025?

With the Class of 2024 practically wrapped up, the Tigers will now focus on the 2025 cycle, which could be an even larger class.
Clemson head coach Dabo and Kathleen Swinney
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College football still has the traditional February window for recruits to sign their National Letters of Intent, but unless something unexpected happens, Clemson Football has now closed their Class of 2024 with 22 prospects.

It’s now time for recruiting enthusiasts to start looking at the Class of 2025, which just finished their junior seasons in high school. Following the bowl game, Clemson will begin hosting some of their targets on campus in January, with the hopes of getting a few more commitments.

The ultimate goal of January unofficial visits is to convince their main targets to take official visits on the first weekend of June.

The Tigers presently have the sixth-ranked class for 2025 on 247Sports. They currently stand at seven verbal commitments. Based on players we know will exhaust eligibility after next season and the inevitable transfers out of the program, I expect Clemson will likely take a class around the same size they took this season: 22 players, give or take in either direction.

One impactor here is the end of the COVID-19 players: with only a few exceptions, most of the players who played in 2020 will have moved on after 2024. With far fewer players being able to exercise a fifth or sixth season, most teams will find their 2025 classes to be a bit fuller than the last few years.

Here is where Clemson stands in each position group with an early prediction of how many takes they are looking at for 2025. First, we will look at quarterback and running back.