The stars will be out as the lights shine brightly on Death Valley


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Xavier Thomas (left) and K.J. Henry will be on hand
Xavier Thomas (left) and K.J. Henry will be on hand

The stars will come out as the lights shine brightly on Death Valley Saturday night.

The Clemson coaching staff will host most, if not all of the 2018 commits, along with top prospects in the next three recruiting cycles with the Tigers take on Auburn this weekend.

With all of the current pledges in attendance, it couldn’t be a better time for 5-star defensive end K.J. Henry and 5-star wide receiver Justyn Ross to take in the game. This will be the first time Ross has seen a game in Death Valley.

In addition to the two 5-stars, 4-star Alabama running back Harold Joiner, 4-star IMG cornerback Braden Radley-Hines and 3-star Dorman offensive lineman Jordan McFadden will also be in attendance.

Clemson stands to make the biggest impression with the 2019 class. Quarterback Bo Nix will make his return trip to Clemson. Offensive lineman Keiondre Jones will make his long awaited return. Milton (GA) teammates and defensive backs Andrew Booth and Joseph Charleston will also be one hand. This will be Booth’s second consecutive weekend spent in Clemson.

5-star Georgia wide receiver Jadon Haselwood and 4-star defensive end Travon Walker round out an impressive list of junior prospects.

Saturday’s atmosphere and game will not only be huge for Clemson Football, but Brad Brownell and the men’s basketball staff are also hosting one of the nation’s top recruits for 2018.

Justyn Ross (L) and Trevor Lawrence are expected to attend

Spartanburg (SC) Day’s Zion Williamson has elected to take an unofficial visit to Clemson Saturday and will also attend the game.

2018 Commits
Josh Belk, 4-star DT, Richburg (SC) Lewisville
Braden Galloway, 3-star TE, Seneca (SC) 28-10
Darnell Jefferies, 4-star DT, Covington (GA) Newton
Mike Jones, Jr., 4-star LB, Bradenton (FL) IMG 31-17
Derion Kendrick, 4-star WR, Rock Hill (SC) South Pointe
Trevor Lawrence, 5-star QB, Cartersville (GA)
Justin Mascoll, 4-star DE, Snellville (GA) South Gwinnett
Kyler McMichael, 4-star CB, Norcross (GA) Greater Atlanta Christian School
B.T. Potter, 3-star K, Rock Hill (SC) South Pointe
Xavier Thomas, 5-star DE, Bradenton (FL) IMG
Jake Venables, 3-star LB, Central (SC) Daniel

2018 Prospects
K.J. Henry, 5-star DE, Clemmons (NC) West Forsyth
Harold Joiner, 4-star RB, Mountain Brook (AL)
Jordan McFadden, 3-star OL, Roebuck (SC) Dorman
Brendan Radley-Hines, 4-star CB, Bradenton (FL) IMG
Justyn Ross, 5-star WR, Phenix City (AL)
Jamien Sherwood, 4-star S, Jensen Beach (FL)

2019 Prospects
Andrew Booth, 4-star CB, Milton (GA)
Joseph Charleston, 4-star S, Milton (GA)
Mikey Dukes, RB, North Charleston (SC) First Baptist
Tyus Fields, 4-star CB, Cornelius (NC) Hough
Kendrell Flowers, RB/ATH, Irmo (SC)
Jesse Hanson, OL, Daleville (VA) Lord Botetourt
Jadon Haselwood, 5-star WR, Ellenwood (GA) Cedar Grove
Tyron Hopper, 4-star S, Roswell (GA)
D.J. James, 3-star CB, Spanish Fort (AL)
Keiondre Jones, 4-star OL, Hoganville (GA) Callway -
Cam’Ron Kelly, 4-star CB, Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith
Ramel Keyton, 4-star WR, Marietta (GA)
Trey Knox, WR, Murfressboro (TN)
Jackson Lampley, OL, Nashville (TN) Montgomery Bell
Jackson Lowe, 3-star TE, Cartersville (GA)
Tiawan Mullen, 3-star CB, Coconut Creek (FL)
Bo Nix, 4-star QB Pinson (AL) Valley
Jalen Perry, 4-star CB, Dacula (GA)
Jammie Robinson, DB, Cardele (GA) Crisp County
Brannon Spector, 3-star S/WR, Calhoun (GA)
Ray Thornton, 3-star S, Phenix City (AL) Central
Travon Walker, 4-star DE, Thomaston (GA) Upson Lee

2020 Prospects
Sergio Allen, LB, Fort Valley (GA) Peach County
Cartavious Bigsby (ATH), Hoganville (GA) Callway
Andy Boykin, DE, LaGrange (GA) Troup
Jordan Burch, DE, Columbia (SC) Hammond School
Jacolbe Cowan, DE, Charlotte (NC) Providence Day
Kobe Hudson, ATH, LaGrange (GA) Troup County
Alex Huntley, DT, Columbia (SC) Hammond School
Myles Murphy, DL, Hillgrove (GA)
Porter Rooks, WR, Charlotte (NC) Providence Day
Bryn Tucker, OT, Knoxville (TN) Catholic

*Note: Please keep in mind that because of the unknowns with Hurricane Irma, the list of attendees could change. We will keep you updated throughout pre-game on Saturday.


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