Clemson Monday gained its first public commitment from this past weekend’s Elite Retreat when PK Robert Gunn III (6-2 155) of Largo, FL announced on Twitter that he will join the Tigers next year. Gunn had kicked for the Tigers in a recent camp and returned to the campus this past weekend for further conversations with Dabo Swinney and the coaching staff.
“What an unbelievable weekend at Clemson,” Gunn said. “From the coaching staff to the facilities and most importantly the culture, it was a first-class experience all around. Everyone at Clemson really made me feel like family and it felt like home from the start. Having the opportunity to play for Coach Swinney, Coach (Bill) Spiers and the Tiger family will not only help me reach my full potential on and off the field, and guide and mentor me along my spiritual walk with God. All these years of training hard, making sacrifices, trusting the process, and putting my all into kicking has finally helped me realize my childhood dream of playing football at the next level.”
Gunn is ranked among the top three kickers in the 2022 class by Kicking World. Last season he connected on eight of nine field goal attempts with a long of 47 yards, and he was true on 32 of 35 extra points. He also averaged nearly 45 yards per punt.
Kicking World had this review of Gunn from a workout earlier in in June:
Gunn also was offered recently by Texas. He also had offers from FAU, Army, Navy and Air Force. He’s the fifth public commitment for Clemson’s 2022 class.
Clemson also offered punter Jackson Smith (6-5 230) of Saraland, AL. He’s ranked the #1 punter nationally in his class.