If there is one freshman that has really stood out so far as the Tigers prepare for the upcoming season it is defensive back Malcolm Green. Head coach Dabo Swinney has gone as far as saying that Green may just be the best corner the school has ever signed.
It is highly unlikely that Green wins a starting spot, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t going to get opportunities. In fact, it wouldn’t be all that surprising to see him on the two deep, and sooner rather than later.
“Malcolm Greene is just a baller,” Swinney said recently. “I mean, you just notice him every play and his energy and attention to detail. He’s competitive and you’d never in a million years think he was a freshman with how he carries himself. And he’s really not, because he’s got an associate degree. Just a really unique kid. Powerful, can run, compact, amazing how he learns. He will definitely help this football team.”
The former four star prospect that Clemson flipped from LSU late in the last recruiting cycle is just one of many guys in the secondary who could see time. This could be one of the deepest secondary groups the Tigers have had in the Dabo Swinney era.
“So it’s a really good group, a really good group,” Swinney said. “I think those guys are going to compete and play all season long. I think you’ll see a lot of guys have an opportunity. Probably play more guys at corner than we have had in the last few years.”