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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Tight end – 1 player

Some still question if Kyle Richardson has been a success as an on-the-field coach and a passing coordinator, but the one place you can’t really question his chops is recruiting. The Tigers are loaded with tight ends.

Jake Briningstool will exhaust eligibility in 2024. The Tigers have Logan Brooking, the son of Georgia Tech alum and NFL player Keith Brooking, verbally committed to the Class of 2025.

Assuming there are no other tight end departures, that seems to be a wrap for Clemson at tight end.

Offensive Line: 3-4 players

This is where we finally have a bit of drama for Clemson 2025 recruiting. The 2024 cycle was not kind to the Tigers in this room, and it is one of the reasons why the Tigers have a new coach in Matt Luke.

We saw some exits from this group after the 2023 season, and we might even hear about another before we get to fall camp. As things stand now, four players – Walker Parks, Trent Howard, Bryn Tucker, and Marcus Tate – will exhaust eligibility.

The Tigers have one verbal right now: Easton Ware, an offensive tackle prospect who is teammates with Davidson at Liberty Christian Academy.

They have quite a few offers out to other prospects. The player at the top of the wishlist is Charlotte’s David Sanders. It appears Luke will have his work cut out for him if he wants to get Sanders in his 2025 haul. Georgia is the presumed favorite, but the Tigers still have a shot.

There are six other offers listed as tackle prospects with offers, so you can see that is a priority for the Tigers in this class. One of them, Mal Waldrep, plans to announce a Top 4 soon.

There are three more offers to players considered offensive linemen, usually a sign they play on the interior. Clemson is casting a wide net here.

Next are the defensive tackles, which might be a surprisingly large group compared to previous cycles.