#STRecruiting Notebook 10-28

Keith Adams Jr. (TigerNet)

2022 RB Keith Adams Jr. (5-10 200) of Canton, GA, the son of former Clemon star LB Keith Adams, reported a gray shirt offer from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney Tuesday night. By offering a gray shirt, Swinney is giving Adams a chance to join the program in 2022 by paying his own way for at least a semester before going on scholarship. Last season Adams rushed for 1128 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also has offers from Middle Tennessee and Georgia Southern. Adams father played seven seasons in the NFL following his Clemson career. He is in the Clemson Hall of Fame. And his grandfather, Julius Adams, played 16 seasons in the NFL as a defensive tackle with New England.

Clemson offered 2022 SAF Azareyeh Thomas (6-3 176) of Niceville, FL. He’s rated a 4-star prospect. USC also has offered. Thomas also has offers from Mississippi State, Penn State, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Colorado, Arizona State and Florida State. Thomas is ranked the #14 athlete nationally in the 2022 class in the 247Sports Composite and the #14 prospect in Florida. Last season Thomas rushed for 171 yards and 3 touchdowns, had 8 catches for 131 yards and a touchdown, 38 tackles, 6 interceptions and 24 pass deflections.

2022 QB Cade Klubnik of Austin, TX, who visited Clemson Saturday and is getting strong interest from the Tigers, was offered by Mississippi State. Klubnik also visited Georgia Sunday. He has an offer from the Bulldogs. Some of his other offers are Auburn, Baylor, Arizona, Arizona State, North Carolina, Michigan State, Maryland and Utah. Klubnik remains in touch with Clemson quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter, and a Clemson offer would put the Tigers in a strong position with him.

2022 WR Jaleel Skinner of Greer plans to name his top 12 Friday. He has offers from USC and Clemson among many others. At 6-5 and 200 pounds, Skinner could be a tight end in college. Some of his other offers are Coastal Carolina, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Penn State, Florida, Tennessee, Wake Forest, Michigan, Georgia, LSU, Oregon, Duke, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Miami.

2022 WR CJ Smith (6-2 175) of Orlando was offered by USC. He also has offers from FIU, Tennessee-Martin and UCF. Smith also is a track standout and was ranked 5th in the nation in the 2022 class in the 200 meters in the indoor season. He has competed at an indoor track event at USC in January. This season Smith has 23 catches for 361 yards and 4 touchdowns.

USC offered 2023 WR Jalen Brown (6-0 155) of Miami. He also has offers from Tennessee, Georgia, West Virginia, Florida State, Penn State, Nebraska, Louisville, Coastal Carolina and Syracuse. He’s also a track standout in the 200 meters. Brown is rated a four-star by 247Sports and ranked the #3 receiver prospect in the country in the class. Last season he caught 15 passes for 426 yards and 3 touchdowns.

DT Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins of Gaffney, who has set Frida for his commitment announcement, will make his announcement around 5:30 PM in conjunction with CBSSports HQ. Ingram-Dawkins had a final four of USC, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Blythewood WR Noble Cooper III committed to Brown.

Blythewood OL Trevor Timmons committed to Charlotte.

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