The first National Signing Day was last week and the Clemson Tigers signed 12 very talented players. Coach Dabo Swinney said himself “We aren’t done.”
Yesterday, the Tigers handed out their first offer going into the “2nd recruiting period” leading up to the February 2nd signing day. 3-star DE Jahiem Lawson, 6-4 230, played for Daniel High School in Clemson, SC and was instrumental in Daniel winning another state championship and a 14-0 record. He is the brother of former Clemson standout and NFL player Shaq Lawson.
Lawson is ranked as the 25th best player in the state of South Carolina but his statistics say otherwise. As a senior, he was in on 75 tackles, including 25 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and two blocked field goals.
There are several Clemson offers on the table from the previous signing day but have not committed. The most intriguing is 4-star RB Trevor Etienne, the brother of former Clemson great Travis. He is scheduled to commit on January 8, choosing between Clemson, LSU and Florida.
4-star LB TJ Dudley out of the state of Alabama committed to Oregon back in June 2021, but decommitted in December. He was recently offered by Miami and holds a Clemson offer. Dudley had committed to Mario Cristobal at Oregon, and now that Cristobal is in Miami, that could be his next destination.
The Tigers are preparing for Iowa State, but the staff is busy evaluating both high school seniors and the transfer portal. Too many want to see Clemson “hit the transfer portal.” Don’t expect Dabo to suddenly sign 7 or 8 from the portal when he would rather get high schooler’s he can mold and develop.