Elite prospects weigh in Clemson's strong start
|Monday, October 2, 2017, 12:10 PM- -|
Clemson grabbing another primetime victory at Virginia Tech and staking its claim as the nation's best team again caught the eye of several prospects Saturday.
TigerNet reached out to a number of top recruits from upcoming classes and here's what they're seeing from the Tigers after the 5-0 September:
2019 4-star Upson-Lee (Ga.) DT target Travon Walker: "From what I see from them losing a lot of key players on defense, the younger players that have replaced them have stepped up tremendously. The team as a whole are coming together and playing as a unit."
3-star TE commit Braden Galloway: "We (Clemson) are the best team in the nation. Point blank period. The offense and the D complement each other, and that’s why they can punish teams that analysts and whoever think it's gonna be a close game."
2018 3-star South Pointe (SC) kicker commit B.T. Potter: "Huge win, they're continuing to step up in big-time games. The defense is so fun to watch, they're crazy good and the offense is just as good."
2018 3-star commit Darnell Jefferies: “It was a great team win…I am proud that they are the first team to accomplish the three wins over top 15 teams by October. Defense was absolutely great, the entire game. My favorite part of the game was when the backups came in, that Christian Wilkins, Dexter (Lawrence), Austin (Bryant) and Clelin (Ferrell) were so hype for them and really happy they were in the game making plays. That reassured me that I made the best choice possible in my decision to play at Clemson, I know the support system I need to succeed on the next level will be in place.
2018 4-star IMG (Fla.) OLB commit Mike Jones Jr., who played along with teammate Xavier Thomas Saturday night with IMG Academy: “I just got to see highlights on ESPN. But it seemed like they played a great game. Once again it was good to see the defense balling.”
4-star Archer (Ga.) ATH target Jalyn Phillips: "It was a great game. Clemson was rolling both sides of the ball. Great team win, I’m proud."
5-star 2018 Pace (Ga.) OG target Jamaree Salyer weighs in on top schools Clemson and Georgia making the AP top-5:
#2 ?? and #5 ?? , this is gonna be interesting— Jamaree Salyer ?? (@jamareesalyer69) October 1, 2017
5-star DE IMG commit Xavier Thomas on where Clemson should be ranked:
We deserve the #1 spot .. https://t.co/N5iae2qYHC— Xavier Thomas 1??9?? (@atxlete) October 1, 2017