Sometimes I think fans of Clemson Football can forget that the signing classes for each cycle aren’t actually done until the “real” signing day in February.
Sometimes Clemson is trying to finish out their class and will be in the hunt for some guys on signing day. Sometimes they are technically in the hunt but don’t bring in any of the names they want.
This year, there was nothing. No prospects with a Clemson hat on the table. No surprise visits we didn’t see coming. No flips. Nothing.
Clemson’s 2024 class was done in December, but that’s not the case for most schools. As a result, we had to wait until now to understand where the analysts believe Clemson’s class ranked versus their peers.
247Sports creates a Composite score based on input from the major recruiting services. The Composite ranks Clemson Football’s 2024 Class as the 11th-best class in the nation and the 2nd-best in the ACC, behind Miami. The Hurricanes finished 4th in the nation with five more commitments than Clemson.
Georgia (28 commits), Alabama (28 commits), and Oregon (27 commits) finished with the top 3 spots respectively in the Composite.
Clemson’s average player rating was 90.64, which was 16th best in the nation. Two Tiger commitments – linebacker Sammy Brown and wide receiver TJ Moore – finished as 5-star prospects. Clemson had eleven 4-star commitments and nine 3-star commitments.
Rivals was slightly more gracious to Clemson Football's 2024 Class than 247Sports, while On3 was less impressed
Rivals’ recruiting ratings are considered in the Composite, but some prefer them outright when analyzing the prospects and the classes. In Rivals’ rankings, the Tigers finished at 10th. Similarly, they were the 2nd ACC team after Miami, who finished 5th.
Brown and Moore are the highest-rated prospects with a rating of 6 on Rivals, but they were not given a 5th star. Rivals gave fifteen prospects a 4-star rating and seven a 3-star rating. Defensive tackles Hevin Brown-Shuler and Champ Thompson were both listed as 4-star players on Rivals but 3-stars in the Composite.
On3 also uses a hybrid system that takes into account multiple scouting services. In their Industry Ranking, Clemson finishes 14th.