Even with spring football over, there is still plenty going on at Clemson. Senior writer Matt Connolly is ready to answer whatever questions you might have. You can submit your question for the “Question of the Day” here. Today’s question is about Clemson’s 2022 recruiting class.
why only four recruits so far for the football class of ‘22, and is that lag going to continue until rising seniors can resume visits in june?
— Bill Zimmerman (@ZMediaWorks) April 18, 2021
A year ago at this time, Clemson had eight commits in its 2021 class. Right now the Tigers have four for the 2022 recruiting class.
Quarterback Cade Klubnik, receiver Adam Randall and offensive linemen Collin Sadler and Blake Miller are the only players who have pledged to the Tigers thus far.
However, don’t take that as reason for concern, and certainly don’t expect Clemson to struggle to fill out its class with quality prospects.
The recruiting dead period has been in place since last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping recruits from visiting schools. But it is set to end June 1. Once it does, expect Clemson’s recruiting efforts to ramp up.
Clemson is planning to hold camps in June, which will allow prospects to work out in front of Dabo Swinney’s staff. The Tigers were not able to do so last year due to the pandemic.
More offers should start being dished out then, and don’t be surprised if there are a few commits as well once camps take place and visits resume in a couple of months.
Clemson instructs prospects to make 100% sure about their decision before they commit, and Swinney doesn’t like commits to take other visits once they do. With that said, it’s hard to be 100% sure without taking visits, and it’s certainly logical at this point to wait and take a visit before committing with the dead period finally set to end.
This is about making sure both Clemson and the prospect are comfortable with each other. It’s a little strange for Clemson to only have four commits at this point, but don’t worry Tigers fan, it will pick up.