Until Tuesday, Clemson had gone about six months or so without a commitment. Chris Vizzina has now changed that.
The 2023 QB publicly announced a commitment to Clemson on Tuesday, the Tigers first since Nathaniel Joseph committed late last year, and just the programs second in the current recruiting class.
Typically Clemson has about half their class locked up by now. This recruiting cycle has been different, though, causing some fans to assume the Tigers were behind.
Digging a little deeper, that obviously isn’t the case. Kids just aren’t committing as early this cycle. Around 70% of the recruiting class remains uncommitted, as verbal pledges are down across the board. Programs such as Alabama, Oregon and many others are in the same spot as Clemson, sitting on just two commitments.
However, it appears that things are about to change. People plugged into the world of Clemson recruiting have been hinting over the past couple of weeks that we were fixing to see some movement, and now we have.
There have even been some talk that the Tigers already have more players in the fold as silent commits that are just waiting until the right time to publicly announce.
“Clemson had a number of priority targets on campus this weekend for the spring game, as well as numerous other 2023 prospects. All Clemson has learned that the Tigers have picked up at least one silent commitment over the weekend from a player that is not a quarterback.”
While we won’t speculate on who those players might be, there are some obvious candidates. TE Reid Mikeska is set to announce on Wednesday night. OL Sullivan Absher and DE David Ojiegbe are guys who were back on campus over the weekend after having just visited recently for spring practices.
One thing does seem certain, though. Now that the first piece has fallen into place, there will be more to follow. It’s not a matter of if, just a matter of when.
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