Clemson Football's Class of 2025 rises to Top 3 ranking following commitment of Tae Harris

The Tigers received a commitment from a ranked prospect on Monday, and it boosted them to 3rd in the 2025 Class rankings on 247Sports.

Nov 25, 2023; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers mascot Tiger performs in the second half
Nov 25, 2023; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; Clemson Tigers mascot Tiger performs in the second half / David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Football received their eleventh commitment of the 2025 Class on Monday from 4-star safety prospect Tae Harris.

Harris is from Cedartown, Georgia, and plays at Cedartown High School. He received three Crystal Ball predictions from 247Sports shortly after Clemson’s March Junior Day early this month.

Harris’s decision has boosted Clemson’s 2025 Class to 3rd in the 247Sports rankings. They currently only trail Notre Dame and LSU. Harris is the seventh prospect to commit to Clemson in the cycle who is ranked in 247's player rankings.

Harris had been flying under the radar somewhat until this month when he debuted in the 247Sports’ rankings at 125th. He is the 11th overall safety prospect.

Harris was once verbally committed to Georgia but elected to re-open his recruitment following changes to the Bulldog coaching staff that impacted his position. Clemson offered him a scholarship shortly after he decommitted in January.

Per 247Sports, Harris’s other finalists were Georgia Tech, LSU, Ole Miss and UCF. Harris is excited about his decision and predicts big things for the Clemson defense.

"Me and Khalil Barnes in the same secondary is not good for any offense. Death Valley, here I come."

Tae Harris

Andrew Ivins provided this assessment for 247Sports.

"Harris was excellent in 1 on 1s at the Under Armour Miami Regional and didn’t give up many, if any, completions. Quick to read and trigger. He's gotten some two-way snaps over the years. View him as a versatile secondary piece with impressive football IQ who can hang in man-to-man situations."

Andrew Ivins, Director of Scouting

Clemson will be returning from Spring Break to finish their spring practice sessions, capped off by the Orange-White Spring Game on April 6th. The next big recruiting event will follow at the end of May when the Tigers will host several prospects on campus for official visits.

Clemson will also begin distributing the initial scholarship offers to the Class of 2026, which usually happens around the beginning of June.