Clemson Football: Who Might Be Next Commitment in 2022 Recruiting Class?

Things are finally getting closer to returning to normal for the Clemson coaching staff when it comes to recruiting.

Having a dead period in place for more that a year now has really hampered the Tigers efforts on the recruiting trail and as we head into the summer months the 2022 recruiting class has just four players committed. Usually at this point in the year, the coaches have verbal pledges from at least twice that many players.

However, all is not lost. While it would appear the Tigers are way behind, many of their remaining targets remain uncommitted and a large number of those players will be on campus at some point in June.

So who will be the next player to commit to Dabo Swinney and Clemson? My money is on 2022 ATH Jaren Kanak, who doesn’t even have an offer yet.

The 3-star ATH out of Kansas has really started to see his recruitment take off of late. Brent Venables has been waiting on Kanak to visit before pulling the trigger on an offer and that visit is coming this week.

Kanak will camp at Clemson on June 2 and after making the trip on his own dime, expect an offer to come shortly thereafter. It would not be all the surprising to see him commit on the spot but he does have an official visit scheduled at Alabama later in June. The more likely scenario has the coaches telling Kanak to hold off on any commitment until after that visit, and any other officials he wants to take.

“They’re successful in their football program and good on the field. I think what they do off the field is unique and special, you know, Paw Journey and all that stuff really makes them unique.”

Kanak in an exclusive interview with

At 6-foot-2, 210-pounds, Kanak is the kind of hybrid-type player Venables can use at safety or SAM. Clemson is likely only going to take one linebacker this cycle. Whether they would consider Kanak that linebacker remains to be seen. It likely depends on how things shake out with who the coaches can land at safety.

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