Clemson signee analysis: 4-star S RJ Mickens
|Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 8:20 AM-|
Clemson signed NFL legacy and four-star Southlake, Texas safety R.J. Mickens.
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R.J. Mickens - 4-star S - Southlake, Tx.
Committed since: 4/6/19.
Listed size: 6-1 197.
Brings to Clemson: He played at a high level in Texas high school football and shined as a defensive back and receiver, despite playing through injury in his senior campaign. Mickens should be a ball-hawking DB who can fit where needed in Clemson’s unique defensive scheme. Mickens is the son of longtime NFL defensive back Ray Mickens. He was rated as high as No. 30 nationally by Rivals and the No. 1 safety but heads into signing day as the No. 7 safety and No. 118 overall in the 247Sports Composite.
Depth chart fit: Clemson loses two starters in K’Von Wallace and Tanner Muse -- plus backup Denzel Johnson -- so there will be an immediate need for depth and opportunity to move into a bigger role. Enrolling early will certainly help that cause in competition with a number of younger players.
Quinn Ewers to RJ Mickens, ARE YOU SERIOUS?!!????— Nick Harris (@NickHarris247) November 23, 2019
This connection may prove to be one of the best in 6A Division I going forward??@SLCAthletics 24 | DeSoto 7
9:10 Q3@TheOldCoach | #TXHSFB | @RjMickens10 | @QuinnEwers pic.twitter.com/7MWrK0cv6g