One of the high-water days for Clemson football each year is its Elite Junior Day, and the 2024 edition is bringing many top prospects to Clemson as the Tigers and head coach Dabo Swinney look to make an impression on some of the elite talent on hand.
Starting today, Clemson will host some of its most coveted recruiting targets for the 2025 cycle, as well all of its already committed players.
The Tigers’ 2025 class currently consists of Gideon Davidson (RB), Amare Adams (DL), Ari Watford (DL), Carleton Preston (WR), Easton Ware (OL), Marquise Henderson (RB), Blake Herbert (QB), and Logan Brooking (TE). But those are not the only ballers in Tiger Town today.
A number of 4-star offensive line targets are on handing, and those include Chauncey Gooden, Mason Short, Brayden Jacobs, Jaylen Beckley, Mal Waldrep, and Gavin Blanchard. Short is perhaps the most notable of these linemen, having previous pledged his commitment to Alabama. He decommitted upon the retirement of head coach Nick Saban, giving Clemson a chance to re-enter his recruitment.
The top defensive prospect on hand is 5-star defensive end Elijah Griffin from Savannah, GA. Clemson is among the favorite to potentially land Griffin, and he has built a very strong relationship with defensive line coach Nick Eason. 4-star defensive lineman Bryce Davis from Greensboro, NC is also on hand. Davis previous said that Clemson, Georgia, and Duke are his top suitors.
Others in attendance are 4-star prospects Dallas Golden (DB), Jaedon Harmon (LB), Jordan Young (S), Brett Clatterbaugh (LB), and Isaiah Campbell (DL). Also attending is 3-star corner Mark Manfred.
In past years, the Tigers have had a history of picking up commitments during Elite Junior Day, so it will be interesting to see if Clemson can add to its already impressive 2025 class today. The Tigers’ eight commits thus far in this class have vaulted Clemson into the early top five of this cycle.