Clemson target OG Jager Burton (6-4 270) of Lexington, KY has set his commitment announcement for Sunday. Clemson, Oregon, Alabama, Ohio State and Kentucky are the finalists. Burton is close friends with and a former teammate of Clemson freshman offensive lineman Walker Parks, so that connection has been important from the Tigers’s recruiting standpoint. “I would say the fact that Walker is going there helps,” Burton said earlier this year. “I talk to Walker about it a lot and I also talk to Ryan Linthicum and Cade Denhoff (2021 commitments.) You are going to get to play for a national championship at Clemson. Clemson is exactly how it’s portrayed. A lot of people think that with Coach Swinney it’s a fake persona, but it’s all real. They’re all extremely nice people. They’re one of the few schools that want you to make the best decision for you, and if it’s not them, they completely understand and still rooting for you. So that’s cool for coaches to be understanding about that.” Home state Kentucky, however, has looked strong for keeping Burton at home. He’s rated a four-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite and ranked the #8 offensive guard nationally and the #1 prospect in Kentucky.
Clemson offered 2022 CB Toriano Pride (5-10 170) of St. Louis. In the 247Sports Composite, Pride is rated a 4-star and ranked the #27 corner in the country and the #6 prospect in Missouri.
Clemson offered 2022 RB 5-star Emmanuel Henderson of Hartford, AL. He’s rated the #1 running back prospect in the class in the 247Sports Composite. He also has an offer from USC and most of the other Power 5 programs nationally. Last season he rushed for 1996 yards and 32 touchdowns. He also had 23 catches for 342 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Clemson 2022 QB target Braden Davis, who is from Delaware but is playing this season in Florida, was offered by Stanford.
Lakewood SAF James Wright committed to Kansas. He previously was committed to East Carolina.
Chapman LB Camden Gray decommitted from Navy.