Clemson is one of the many schools to offer 2022 DE Shemar Stewart (6-5 236) of Opa Locka, FL. The five-star prospect is ranked the #1 strongside defensive end in the country for the 2022 class according to the 247Sports Composite, the #1 prospect in Florida and the #2 prospect in the country. Stewart is a sackmaster who had 15 sacks last season to go along with 48 overall tackles. Defensive coaches like Clemson’s Lemanski Hall see a future star in Stewart.
“Coach Hall reached out to me,” Stewart said. “He said he had watched my film and he loved my abilities and my potential. The Clemson offer means a lot to me. It means I have the ability to play at that level and that is a reward for all of my hard work. I know that for the past ten years they have had more wins than any other team, and they’ve been in the College Football Playoff five years straight, and they’ve been in four National Championship games, and they’ve won two National Championships.”
Stewart, of course, has an offer list that runs the gamut of the top Power Five programs from coast to coast. The extended dead period has kept him from making the visits he wants to make do with phone calls, text messages, FaceTime and Zoom.
“Georgia, Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Miami, Tennessee, Florida, and Penn State are probably the schools that I talk to the most,” Stewart said. “I would say Clemson would be one of my five official visits if we can take visits during the fall. I really don’t know when I will begin to narrow things down, but nothing too soon. I would say when I start taking visits to campuses and seeing what each school is like then I will start thinking about narrowing a list down or even making a decision.”
Stewart was able to visit Miami and Florida prior to the recruiting dead period being enacted. He also visited Miami for a game last season.