Clemson Recruiting Radar

In his weekly feature, Recruiting Radar, CUTigers Recruiting Analyst Gary McDaniel updates you on the latest news on Clemson commits and prospects. He captured some photos of Clemson recruits at the South Carolina game on Saturday and was able to get a few predictions on the big ACC showdown between #1 Clemson and #10 UNC!

Here we are, the season is over and Tigers are sitting undefeated and in the ACC Championship Game against UNC on Saturday night.  The recruiting implications regionally are huge for both teams going forward as they go head-to-head on a number of the same prospects.


None so much as 2016 DB Myles Dorn of Vance High School in Charlotte, NC.  Dorn has had suitors from virtually all the Power Five conferences and is picking a school to commit his skills to on Friday evening.  


Dorn's final five schools are Clemson, UNC, West Virginia, NC State and Ohio State. He is expected to choose between the Tigers and Heels, from what we are hearing, with proximity being a factor in the two teams' chances of landing the Queen City prospect. 


At our last check into our local sources there, Dorn is trending to the Tigers as of this writing.  UNC has a lot going for it in regards to Dorn, as his father, an ex-NFL star, is a UNC alumnus.  However, we think the Tigers are going to overcome that allegiance and gain Dorn’s commitment.

Stay tuned on Friday, as we will be tracking this all day and could see an addition to the commit list.







Also, word out of Greensboro, NC has Dexter Lawrence getting ready to wind down his recruitment here in the next few weeks.  He has a scheduled visit to Alabama this weekend, and the following week he plans on getting to NC State for the weekend of the 11th, just before his announcement on the 14th. 


You have to think that NC State hosting that last visit is going to be fresh in his mind, and it’s the Wolf Pack that is Clemson’s biggest threat here. It's down to the Tigers and the Pack in our opinion, based on the intel we have gathered.


Another visitor set to make a trip to Clemson in the next week is South Florida star Trayvon Mullen, from Coconut Creek HS.  He will be visiting FSU this weekend, but he has confirmed his visit to take in Clemson the following Saturday, looking to take his time on a non-gameday so he can get to see more of the campus and how day-to-day life is in Tigertown.  


Guys, get ready for a ton of recruiting info and coverage as the season winds down and we hit the postseason.  The coverage is going to ramp up with coverage of visits and all-star games leading up to National Signing Day! We will be all over Shrine Bowl practices and covering the game. So stay tuned!  And keep checking the Radar for the blips and targets.





Recruits at the South Carolina game:


There was a very small list of targets visiting South Carolina for the Clemson game.  The most notable prospects with Clemson interest would include Justin Foster and Tank Robinson, a couple of 2017 defenders.  Also, Cade Stewart--a prospect still under evaluation by the Clemson staff--was on hand.  Because of the turmoil around the South Carolina coaching position, you saw a very small contingent of prospects on hand. It was probably the smallest I have ever seen at a big-time game. There were no-shows all over the place with regard to the state’s top 2017 and ’18 targets.


2017 LB Justin Foster Shelby HS (Shelby, NC)



2017 S/DB "Tank" Davondre Robinson Lake Marion HS  (Santee, SC)


2016 OL Cade Stewart DW Daniel HS (Central, SC)


2017 QB Jay Urich Wren HS (Powdersville, SC)


2017  TE Logan Rudolph Northwestern HS (Rock Hill, SC)


Recruits Predict the ACCCG 


2016 Clemson Commit QB Zerrick Cooper 

"I think we'll win by 21. I heard they had a pretty good team, but I think we are better and better coached."


2017 DB/ATH Jamyest Williams Archer HS (Douglasville, GA)

“38-28 Tigers.”


2017 QB Malik Cunningham  Park Crossing HS (Montgomery, ALA) 

"I think it's going to be a shoot-out, but I know the Tigers will pull it out."


2017 LB Justin Foster  Shelby HS (Shelby, NC) 

"Clemson with the win 35-21. Carolina has a great offense, but Clemson defense is great, so it will be a good game.”


2016 OL Cade Stewart DW Daniel HS (Central, SC) 

"35-24 Clemson. They have a very dynamic offense that is tough to stop, but UNC will have the same problem, and Clemson will come out with the win.”


2017 OL Eric Douglas Malllard Creek HS (Charlotte, NC) 

"I say 24-10 Clemson. I believe they will stop the offense of Carolina.”


2018 DE Xavier Thomas Wilson HS (Florence, SC)

"I say Clemson wins in a low-scoring game."


2019 DE Zacch Pickens TL Hanna HS (Anderson, SC) 

"Clemson's got this one. It maybe a close one.The score will be 38-31 Clemson."


2017 OT Will Taylor Grayson HS (Loganville, GA) 

"It's going to be a great game. It should be an awesome matchup, and I look forward to seeing what both teams can do. 35-31 UNC."

2017 LB Chandler Wooten North Cobb HS (Kennesaw, GA)

“I think Clemson will win in a good game. UNC is a good team, but Clemson will prevail.” 



 2016 WR Diondre Overton Page HS

"I'm pretty sure this will be a great game. Clemson has come too far to lose now, so they'll bring their A game. Clemson with the win, 49-35."

2017 LB Commit Baylon Spector Calhoun HS

"I think we win, but it will be a higher score. Kinda the same game as lasst year. I think we have to come out and execute. We have to play better than last week or we will get beat, but I think the final score will be 42-28." Top Stories