The Clemson Tigers got back to their winning ways on Saturday with a 24-10 win over Georgia Tech in the rain. Not only was the win important to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot, but the Tigers also hosted a couple of highly sought after 5-star recruits, along with many others.
The highest-ranked recruit to visit was 5-star defensive end K.J Henry. Henry, who is a top five player in the 2018 class, is considered a priority for the Tigers and was treated as such when arriving in Clemson. Henry and his family were treated to a lunch at the president’s house before the game and got to sit in on player meetings prior to kickoff. Even in the rain, Henry enjoyed the night and will have much to consider before announcing his decision on Dec. 30.
5-star Tennessee commit Cade Hays, one of the top offensive linemen in the 2018 class, was also in Death Valley Saturday night and left mightily impressed. Hays will be back in Clemson with an official visit on Nov. 11 against the Citadel. With the recent woes surronding the Volunteers, Hays is a candidate to flip over to Dabo Swinney’s team before National Signing Day.
4-star linebacker Channing Tindall received an offer from the Tigers on Friday. The Columbia, S.C. native is considered the top outside linebacker in the class of 2018.
Noah Cain also received an offer from the defending national champions over the weekend. Cain is a 5-star running back in the 2019 class from IMG Academy, where current commits Xavier Thomas and Mike Jones play. Cain is currently listed as the top running back in his class.
Ge’mon Eaford, a 2019 4-star outside linebacker from Deer Beach, Fla. received an offer from the Tigers as well. Eaford also boasts offers from Ohio State, Oklahoma and Michigan.
2019 4-star defensive lineman Quack Cohen has also appeared on Clemson’s radar. Cohen came up for his second visit to Clemson over the weekend and was looking to get to know Todd Bates, the defensive line coach a little better. Cohen grew close to past defensive line coaches Marion Hobby and Dan Brooks. He is also the cousin of former Clemson defensive star Kevin Dodd, now of the Tennessee Titans.
The 2019 class of commits continues to grow as Bannon Spector pledged to the Tigers Saturday. The 3-star wide receiver from Calhoun, Georgia is a tough hitter who doesn’t go down easy.
Clemson takes on NC State Saturday at 3:30 pm in Raleigh in what will essentially be the ACC Atlantic Division championship game. This is one of Dave Doeren’s best teams, and the Wolfpack will be a challenge for the Tigers in a hostile road environment. Look for Swinney’s team to come out focused in what would be an elimination game if Clemson does not leave with a victory.