The Clemson football 2015 recruiting class just keeps getting better and better, with the newest additions to the Clemson family, Ray Ray McCloud III and Austin Bryant. The two four-star recruits add immense talent to the already impressive class. Clemson has been consistently ranked in the top 3 for ESPN’s 2015 recruitment class rankings recently, and if the recruiting standard that has been set for this class remains at this level, it is likely that Clemson will produce a top 5 class for 2015. That is something that Clemson has not done since 2008 when Dwayne Allen, DaQuan Bowers, and Kyle Parker decided to become Tigers.
The news broke tonight (Monday) that the wide receiver/ running back from Tampa, Florida would verbally commit to take his talents to Clemson, and join good friend Deon Cain. Tiger fans could not be more excited to welcome the highly touted recruit to the family. The decision was said to be mainly between the Tigers and the prospect’s home team, the Florida Gators, but McCloud had received offers from 45 different schools across the nation. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound athlete rushed for an impressive 2,300 yards and had 26 touchdowns in his junior year of high school alone. His verbal commitment to Clemson is a big accomplishment for the Tigers, and fans should be very excited for the future.
Clemson also scored big with landing a verbal commitment from defensive end Austin Bryant. 247Sports ranked Bryant as the #10 defensive end in the nation, and will join other four-star defensive end recruits Clelin Ferrell and Sterling Johnson on Clemson’s list of 2015 commits.
There has been a lot of talk about this special recruitment class in regards to the possibility of winning a national championship, assuming that the talented players remain committed to the team and sign their letters of intent. The class consists of numerous offensive linemen and defensive linemen with four-star rankings or higher, and strong amount of talent in the wide receiver/ running back area. There is no doubt that people should keep their eye on this class, and it is not done growing yet.
Fans must not forget that the decision from target five-star defensive tackle Tim Settle has yet to come either. Settle announced recently that he will reset his recruitment on September 1st to see which schools will go the extra mile to add his talents to their team. A commit from Settle will help solidify the rankings for the 2015 class to be among the best in the nation.
This is an exciting time to be a Clemson football fan as the recruiting class and the recruiters are receiving national notice for competing among the league’s most elite programs.