Clemson Tigers News: Men's Soccer, Elyjah Thurmon, Freshman All-Americans

Men's Soccer players are honored, Elyjah Thurmon is projected to pick Clemson, and three Football players are named to Freshman All-American teams.
Dec 11, 2023; Louisville, KY, USA; The Clemson Tigers celebrate with the trophy after defeating the
Dec 11, 2023; Louisville, KY, USA; The Clemson Tigers celebrate with the trophy after defeating the / Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Good afternoon! This is today’s Clemson Tigers News.

Students have been taking exams this week, so there haven’t been many events occurring besides Clemson Football returning for bowl practices. Even Cade Klubnik had to miss practice because of an exam.

There is still news happening, however.

Clemson Men’s Soccer players are recognized for excellent play in the College Cup

Clemson Men’s Soccer star Ousmane Sylla has been named the Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the 2023 NCAA College Cup.

Sylla scored the winning goal in Monday’s National Championship game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He is also a Mac Hermann Award Finalist.

His defensive teammate, Papa Mar Boye was deservingly named as the Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the tournament.

Four players were named to the All-Tournament team.

Joseph Andema, who was rock solid in this postseason for the Tigers.

Shawn Smart, who had that blistering strike against West Virginia.

Alex Meinhard, who has been the straw that stirs the drink for much of this season.

Brandon Parrish, who got the scoring started against Notre Dame.

And the moment we’ve been waiting for: Thank you to the graphics department for letting us see the new logo spring to life!

Absolutely beautiful.

Clemson Football gets projections for a 2024 offensive lineman

On3’s Chad Simmons has logged a projection for Class of 2024 offensive lineman Elyjah Thurmon to Clemson.

Cory Fravel of 247Sports has also logged a Crystal Ball for Thurmon to Clemson with a confidence of 7.

Thurmon is expected to announce his commitment on Early Signing Day, which is December 20th.

Clemson Football freshmen receive honors

Three defensive freshmen for Clemson Football have been named to various Freshmen All-American teams.

  • Peter Woods: College Football News and On3; also named Freshman Interior Defender of the Year by College Football Network.
  • TJ Parker: College Football News, College Football Network and The Athletic
  • Khalil Barnes: College Football News, College Football Network, On3, and The Athletic; named All-ACC by PFF.