What’s going on with Clemson recruiting for 2017

Clemson has added a few players to its roster this summer. 

The Tigers added defensive end Malik Jackson, linebacker T.J. Brown and wide receiver James O’Connor on the defensive line.

Jackson and Brown were key contributors to the Tigers’ 2012 National Championship squad.

O’Connor will play in his third year as a starter at safety for the Tigers. 

O’Connor had his best season in the secondary last year, recording four interceptions and an interception return for a touchdown.

The 6-3, 220-pounder has started every game in the middle for Clemson since he was a senior. 

The Tigers added five defensive backs in the class of 2017. 

Jaelen Strong is the starting cornerback and is projected to be the starting corner for the 2018 recruiting class. 

Dwayne Jarrett is a wide receiver and is considered the top target for the 2017 recruiting class, according to 247sports.com.

Jarrett is projected as a top-100 recruit. 

Cameron Hunt is the quarterback for the class and is one of the top quarterbacks in the 2018 class.

He has a solid arm and is an NFL prospect who will be a top target this summer for many teams. 

Bryce Alford is the defensive end for the Clemson class and was a key part of the Tigers 2012 national championship team. 

Kris Fields is the wide receiver for the 2019 class and he is projected by 247sports as a four-star prospect. 


J Brown was a second-team All-ACC selection last season and was one of Clemson’s top players at the position. 

AJ McCarron is a quarterback for Clemson and was the starting quarterback in 2016. 

Josh Sweat is a linebacker and he will be the defensive coordinator for the 2021 recruiting class for the program. 

Anthony McCloud was a three-star recruit and was rated as the No. 6 offensive lineman in the 2019 recruiting class by Scout.

He is a top five player in the 2017 class.

The 2018 class had a total of 23 commitments. 

Six players in the 2016 class are expected to commit this summer and are expected back in 2018. 

Junior defensive end Jordan Rigsby was a top recruit in the Class of 2019.

He will play for Clemson in his final season. 

Rigsby and his family moved to the Carolinas after transferring from Ohio State. 

He will be eligible to play immediately after graduation. 

Defensive tackle Austin Johnson is projected a four or five-star player in 2018, according in 247sports, and is the No, 10 defensive tackle prospect in the country. 

Malik Jackson is a three time All-American and was ranked as the second-best defensive lineman in his class.