After garnering a commitment from 2022 defensive end Jihaad Campbell last month, Clemson is looking to add one more player at the position in this recruiting class.
D.J. Wesolak, who was in town for the Elite Retreat back in June, has been they guy much of the talk has centered around. Cyrus Moss, out of Las Vegas, is another uncommitted edge rusher with an offer.
However, it appears the Tigers are now keeping tabs on former Ohio State commit Benji Gosnell. One day after backing off of a verbal pledge to the Buckeyes, Gosnell was in Clemson, but didn’t leave town with an offer.
While the recruiting services list him as a tight end, Clemson is recruiting Gosnell as a defensive end. At 6-foot-5, 240-pounds, he surely has the physical tools to develop into a very effective pass rusher.
As for Wesolak, there has been some talk of a possible commitment date in September, but many seem to think his recruitment could linger on well into the fall. Either way, he says he plans to get back to Clemson before making a decision.
How the coaching staff feels about their chances with Wesolak could go a long way towards deciding whether they pull the trigger and offer Gosnell. The further into the fall he takes things, the less likely the chances are Clemson will be willing to wait on him. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be reasonably patient.
Gosnell does appear to have legitimate interest right now. Although, the coaches still have more homework to do before extending the offer. That would include watching him play some games this season and again, seeing how things with Wesolak play out.
North Carolina, Virginia Tech and South Carolina are all showing interest in Gosnell as well.
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