Will Shipley, the top all purpose back in the country, committed to Clemson on Tuesday. The five star running back from Weddington High, in Matthews, North Carolina, is considered the 24th best overall player in the country and the top player in the state of North Carolina in the 247 Composite.
The Tigers biggest competition for Shipley was Notre Dame, but Stanford and North Carolina were also considered to be in the race for his services at one time or another. He made an official visit to Clemson back in January and was supposed to take one to Notre Dame in March, but that visit was scratched due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 5′ 11″ 185 pound Shipley is the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of North Carolina and is the Tigers tenth commitment of the 2021 class. He adds to a class that was already ranked fifth in the nation, and second in the ACC behind UNC.