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
Clemson head coach Dabo and Kathleen Swinney / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Quarterback: 1-2 players

With Paul Tyson definitely coming off the roster after 2024 and the absence of a quarterback in the Class of 2024, the Tigers will certainly add one in 2025. They already have Blake Hebert from Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts verbally committed to this class.

Hebert is a 3-star prospect, currently ranked as the 22nd-best quarterback nationally by 247Sports. He missed most of his junior season due to injury.

There is a chance Clemson could try to add a second quarterback depending on if there is any other movement with current players. For example, the Tigers have lost a walk-on or former walk-on quarterback to the portal in each of the past two offseasons.

Right now, Dabo Swinney makes it sound like Tyson is the emergency fourth-string option, and walk-on Trent Pearman will be the third-string quarterback. If Pearman decides to transfer for more playing time elsewhere, that could lead to a second quarterback take.

Running back: 1 player

The Tigers are still waiting to hear if Will Shipley is returning in 2024. Even if he returns, it will be the last season of eligibility for both he and Phil Mafah.

That still leaves four scholarship backs on the roster for 2025, so all indications are that current commit Gideon Davidson will be the only addition. As usual, this assumes no transfers.

Davidson is the highest-rated player in Clemson’s 2025 class at present, ranked as the 3rd best running back nationally.

Next is wide receiver.