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Brings to Clemson: Briningstool brings another talented receiving threat into Clemson’s offense after earning region co-MVP honors this season for Ravenwood (Tn.). He tallied 111 catches for 1,955 yards and 23 touchdowns and was also a productive linebacker with seven sacks and a forced fumble. He’s put on weight to grow into a frame similar to current Tiger TEs Davis Allen and Braden Galloway out of high school.
Depth chart fit: Allen and Galloway should be back in 2021 but Briningstool will only up the competition in the room and make the Clemson offense better out of the gates.
Danny Pearman on Briningstool: "Jake is definitely a mismatch on the outside and perimeter game for most people. He has size. He has length. He runs extremely well. He has a great catch radius. And he does a great job in the red zone of being a great target for quarterbacks. He plays attach-tight end and he plays in the backfield and he plays flexed out wide. Very versatile from that standpoint and very athletic and does a great job not only in the run game but definitely a weapon in the pass game as well. Just excited about his future."
Overview: Unanimous four-star prospect who is also a unanimous top 100 national player … ranked 70th in the nation by Rivals, which also listed him as the fourth-best tight end in the nation and second-best player in the state of Tennessee … ESPN.com listed him as the No. 71 overall player in the nation, second-best tight end and the best player in Tennessee … 247Sports listed Briningstool as the No. 84 overall player, third-best tight end and best player in Tennessee … selected for the Under Armour All-American Game … had 39 receptions for 774 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior in 2020 … also had a 51-yard kickoff return for a score, giving him 13 touchdowns for the year … on defense had 38 tackles, seven sacks, 11 tackles for loss and a forced fumble … for his career, recorded 111 receptions for 1,955 yards and 22 receiving touchdowns … three-year starter who led his Ravenwood team to a 30-10 record and made the playoffs each year … was 6A State Runner-up in 2019 and a 6A semifinalist in 2018 … Mr. Football finalist in Tennessee for 6A as a senior… Regional 6-6A Co-MVP in 2020… all-region in 2019 and 2020 … second-team All-Mid State as a junior … plans to enroll at Clemson in January 2021 … committed to Clemson on Jan. 26, 2020 … recruited by Lemanski Hall and Danny Pearman … played for Matt Daniels at Ravenwood High School … born Dec. 9, 2002.