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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Safety: 3-4 players

If you are tired of conservative estimates, then let me introduce you to the safety group for Clemson.

Tyler Venables and RJ Mickens will exhaust eligibility. Those are the only two confirmed departures, but there are signs that the Tigers might be planning for at least one, maybe two more players to leave after 2024.

The best indicator of that is the size of the net they have cast so far for safeties in the 2025 class. There are seven offers out to uncommitted prospects.

Five are categorized as safeties. The most important name to know right now is Jontae Gilbert, a prospect from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the 38th ranked player nationally in 247’s list, and he has one Crystal Ball projection to the Tigers.

The other four safeties are Martells Carter, Jr., Anquon Fegans, DJ Pickett, and Hylton Stubbs. All are highly rated and would make great additions to the 2025 class.

Clemson also has offered two athletes who are generally considered to be safety prospects: Jordon Young from Monroe, North Carolina, and Dallas Golden from Tampa, Florida.

Special teams: 1 player (maybe)

Based on traditional cycles, Clemson would be due to take a punter in this class. No one is offered at present, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen.