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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Defensive end: 1-2 players

There are no seniors on the 2024 roster for Clemson at defensive end, so all of them could return if they chose. There are only seven to begin with, and it seems logical that Clemson will take at least one end in the 2025 cycle, and possibly two if they sense any of their current ends could move on after the season.

The talent might be too good to pass up if it wants to be in orange. The Tigers have six offers out to players who line up at the end position in high school, and all of them are in 247’s Top 125 nationally.

The one most associated with Clemson right now is Isaiah Campbell, a 6’-4” and 260-pound prospect from Southern Durham High School in Durham, North Carolina. Campbell has one Crystal Ball projection to Clemson.

Another prospect is Isaiah Gibson, who 247 lists as ‘warm’ to Clemson, meaning he has indicated favorable opinions of the Tigers. 247 still lists his main recruiter as Lemanski Hall, however, so it is unknown whether Hall’s departure might have changed things in that regard.

Both Campbell and Gibson are officially listed as defensive linemen on 247. The Tigers also have offers out to three players categorized as edge rushers: Ari Watford, Bryce Davis, and London Merritt.

Next we move to the back seven with the linebackers and cornerbacks.