Clemson has been fairly successful at landing the generational type quarterbacks over the past decade or so.
From Tajh Boyd, to Deshaun Watson, to Trevor Lawrence, to DJ UIagalelei, one position the Tigers have not had to worry about is quarterback.
Now the Tigers are looking for their next superstar quarterback. After failing to land one of the elite-level quarterbacks in the 2021 class due to the fact that no one wants to come and sit behind Uiagalelei for two seasons, Clemson has now set its sights on finding that guy in the 2022 class.
The coaching staff has currently only offered two quarterbacks to this point. Ty Simpson and Braden Davis, and by all accounts, it is Simpson who is at the top of the Tigers board.
Simpson, out of Martin, Tennessee, ranks as the No. 2 dual threat quarterback in the country in the 247 Composite Rankings. He also ranks No. 2 in his state and No. 42 overall. He is set to announce a commitment on February 19.
Thomas Morris of QB Country recently spoke to Irish Illustrated, the 247 Sports outlet that covers Notre Dame, and the expert had high praise for the young signal-caller from Tennessee.
“You watch his film and you can see the talent. There’s not a throw he can’t make. There’s not a platform he can’t throw off of. He can run multiple offenses, he can be a pro-style guy, he can be more of a spread dual-threat guy. Like I said, when you watch his film, he can run a whole offense or he can make plays and survive kind of like a Johnny Manziel type of guy. So, when you have a guy that can do multiple things and do everything you ask of him, and there’s literally not a throw he can’t make, I think he’s special. He’s different. He’s special. There’s not much Ty can’t do, to be completely honest.”Thomas Morris-QB Country
Whether you like Johnny Manzell or not, and many people do not, he was an elite college quarterback. The Clemson offense, being run by a true dual-threat quarterback with Simpson’s talent, is fun to think about.