Clemson is banking on the third time being the charm when it comes to tight end recruiting for the 2022 class. Early on the Tigers were interested in Jaleel Skinner of Greer and IMG Academy, who has committed to Alabama, before becoming enamored with Oscar Delp of Cumming, GA, who has committed to Georgia. All the while, they had Josh Sapp (6-3 235) of Greenville on speed dial.
Once Delp made his commitment to Georgia last Wednesday, Dabo Swinney and Tony Elliott made the official offer to Sapp the, the son of former Clemson quarterback Patrick Sapp, the next day. That’s all Sapp needed to hear, and Tuesday evening he announced his commitment to the Tigers.
“I’ve always been rooting for the Tigers since I’ve been a kid,” Sapp said recently. “They’ve definitely always been my top school.”
Sapp performed for Elliott at one of the Tigers’ camp last summer. He showed off his athleticism and convinced Elliott and Swinney to keep him on the board.
“He (Elliott) likes that I’m able to block and run routes at the speed I run at,” Sapp said last summer. “It was good working with him. He says he liked how I was picking up stuff quickly that he was teaching me throughout the camp.”
Sapp is the 13th commitment for the Clemson 2022 recruiting class which is expected to top out at around 18 commitments.