Recruiting Insider: Realistic Finish to 2022 Class

Jason Priester

Staff member
Clemson is putting the final touches on the 2022 class and the next week or so will be critical to how the Tigers finish.

Over the weekend, three 2022 recruits took official visits. Jahiem Lawson, Myles Oliver and Cole Turner. Oliver and Turner both committed on Sunday, and while Lawson hasn't pulled the trigger on a commitment just yet, it is expected he will do so. He currently has no other visits lined up. With Oliver on board, that pretty much closes the book on 2022 Khamari Terrell, who was also just recently offered.

This coming weekend, Clemson will host five more 2022 prospects on official visits.

2022 RB Andrew Paul: Paul is coming off a weekend visit to Michigan and Notre Dame and Oregon have both offered recently, but the Irish just lost running backs coach Lance Taylor to Louisville. That can't help their cause. I still really like the Tigers' chances but this one certainly isn't over.

2022 LB TJ Dudley: As it stands right now, the Clemson visit is the only one on the docket for Dudley. At one time it was thought he would visit Florida this past weekend but those plans never came to fruition. The Gators have not even offered. Clemson is in really good shape here.

2022 S Kylon Griffin: Griffin is a teammate of Dudley's, and of all five recruits coming in this weekend, is the hardest to get a good read on. He visited Nebraska last weekend and will visit Southern Cal the weekend after his Clemson visit. He wants to take in all three schools before making any decision. Landing Dudley sure wouldn't hurt Clemson's chances.

2022 LB Kobe McCloud: The younger brother of Ray-Ray McCloud is currently committed to FIU. Expect that to change before this weekend as Dabo Swinney doesn't like to host players that are committed to other schools on official visits.

2022 DT Caden Story: Story decommitted from Auburn on Sunday paving the way for an official visit to Clemson this weekend. He also has a visit scheduled with Florida the following weekend. He was supposed to visit Oklahoma this past weekend but scrapped those plans. New defensive tackles coach Nick Eason has been the driving force behind this development.

As we sit here on Monday afternoon, I like Clemson's chances at getting all five of these players. That certainly doesn't mean it's a done deal by any stretch of the imagination, but right now I would call the Tigers the leader for each player, again, with Griffin being the hardest to currently project. Just singing four of the five would give Clemson a pretty solid finish to the class, all things considered. Keep in mind, two weeks before Early Signing Day, this was a class that was all but locked up.
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