Clemson signee analysis: 5-star LB Trenton Simpson
|Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 8:06 AM-|
Clemson's most recent commitment is 5-star linebacker Trenton Simpson and he signed early on Wednesday.
Trenton Simpson - 5-star LB - Charlotte, N.C.
Committed since: 12/18/19.
Listed size: 6-3 224
Brings to Clemson: Simpson is explosive coming off the edge or on a blitz and creating negative plays in the backfield -- and also performs well dropping into coverage. He started the year unranked nationally on Rivals.com and rocketed up to 5-star status and No. 26 overall (No. 2 OLB) going into the early signing period. He excelled as a ballcarrier as well at Mallard Creek (N.C.), showing off the bounds of athleticism he brings to Clemson.
Depth chart fit: Simpson enrolls in January at a position that is projected to lose a pair of starters in Chad Smith and Isaiah Simmons, so opportunity is there to play early. Historically, linebacker hasn’t always been the easiest position to plug-and-play in Brent Venables’ scheme but Simpson is talent who could break that mold.