The 2020 recruiting class for Clemson now includes a wide receiver, and the commitment comes from what a year ago was an unlikely source. Ajou Ajou (6-3 210) of Canada is relatively new on the recruiting scene. But his stock will go up after his commitment to the Tigers Saturday following a two day visit.
Ajou is a student at Clearwater Academy International in Florida and doesn’t have a long football resume. But he is a tremendous athlete and he showed off all of his skills during a Clemson camp in June. Soon after the Tigers offered and they were able to seal the deal Saturday. Though raw, Ajou has great potential according to his coach.
“I would say his ceiling is really, really high,” coach Jesse Chinchar said. “He’s a high jump champion in Canada, 6-feet, 61/2 inches. He’s got an 83 inch wingspan. He also has a lot of natural ability for the game. He’s not been taught that much, so he’s raw, but he catches the ball naturally. He’s very physical. He can high-point the ball. He’s got a really natural ability to attack the ball in the air. He’s got a lot of these qualities that obviously receivers have at the next level.”
Ajou had over 30 offers according to his coach. He took an official visit to Nebraska in June and the Cornhuskers posed the greatest threat to Clemson. some of his other offers are Alabama, Auburn, Penn State, Washington State, Florida and Tennessee.
Ajou gives the Tigers 19 commitments for the 2020 class and they are eyeing two more wide receivers at this point in EJ Williams of Phenix City, AL and Xzavier Henderson of Miami. Williams was in Friday night for the All-In Cookout. He has set August 24th for his decision and also has Auburn, Alabama, LSU, Florida, Tennessee and Oklahoma on his short list. Henderson last visited Clemson June 11-12.