It’s well known Clemson is waiting on a decision from QB Ty Simpson of Martin, TN for its 2022 quarterback spot. Martin was scheduled to announce Friday but pushed that announcement back a week due to the winter storm that has smacked the area and caused the school to close. So, February 26th at 3:00 PM Eastern Simpson will announce for either Clemson, Alabama, Tennessee or Ole Miss.
Watching from Austin, TX will be QB Cade Klubnik. He and Clemson coaches Dabo Swinney, Brandon Streeter and Tony Elliott have built a strong relationship over the months, though Clemson has not yet offered him. Klubnik has been willing to hang in with the Tigers to this point while the Simpson issue plays out.
“I mean, it’s going good, building a relationship, taking it day by day and week by week, but it’s going good,” Klubnik said. “Talking with Coach Streeter, Coach Elliott and Coach Swinney. I would say I probably talk to Coach Streeter every two or three days, Coach Elliott and Coach Swinney once a week.”
Klubnik has numerous Power Five offers that include Auburn, Baylor, Arizona State, Penn State, Florida, Florida State, Texas, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Michigan State, Colorado, Arkansas and Arizona. But he’s been willing to hold off all the others until he sees what Clemson does, and that depends on what Simpson does. And that’s not a problem with him.
“Not really,” Klubnik said. “They are always a slower process. I think we’re still seeing what’s going on. Just taking it day by day.”
Klubnik said Clemson, Texas, North Carolina and Florida are the four schools he’s most focused on at this point with no favorite. He plans to make his decision within the next two months.