Three of Clemson’s top publicly uncommitted targets are scheduled to reveal their choices this week. On the Fourth of July, Dabo Swinney and company lit the fuse to what they hope will be a star-spangled week with a commitment from huge OT Zechariah Owens (6-7 355) of McDonough, GA. Owens made Clemson his lone official visit in June. Penn State made a push to get him to visit last month but that did not materialize.
He made unofficial visits during the process to USC, Penn State, Alabama, Florida State and Georgia.
Owens also drew offers from Alabama, Penn State, Michigan, Kansas, North Carolina, Colorado, Duke, Arkansas, LSU, Oregon, Pitt and others.
Owens is the third offensive lineman to commit to the Tigers joining Ian Reed and Harris Sewell. It’s possible the Tigers could add a fourth offensive lineman to the group. They remain involved with Markee Anderson, Monroe Freeling, Stanton Ramil, Connor Lew and Kamen Smith.
Owens gives Clemson 16 commitments for the 2023 class. The Tigers are hoping to add a pair of Alabama defensive standouts to the list. Tuesday DE Keldric Faulk of Highland Home will announce for Clemson, Alabama, Florida State or Florida. And Friday night DT Peter Woods of Alabaster will reveal his decision with Alabama, Florida and Oklahoma the other finalists.
2023 Clemson commitments:
AVIEON TERRELL CB 6-0 170 ATLANTA
BRANDEN STROZIER CB 6-2 175 ALPHARETTA, GA
DAVID OJIEGBE DE 6-3 235 WASHINGTON, DC
AJ HOFFLER DE 6-5 240 COLLEGE PARK, GA
VICTOR BURLEY DT 6-4 278 WARNER ROBINS, GA
STEPHIYLAN GREEN DT 6-4 275 ROME, GA
JAMAL ANDERSON LB 6-4 195 HOSCHTON, GA
DEE CRAYTON LB 6-2 215 ALPHARETTA, GA
IAN REED OT 6-5 310 AUSTIN, TX
HARRIS SEWELL OT 6-4 290 ODESSA, TX
ZECHARIA OWENS OT 6-7 355 MCDONOUGH, GA
CHRISTOPHER VIZZINA QB 6-4 207 BIRMINGHAM
KYLEN WEBB SAF 6-1 180 SARASOTA, FL
OLSEN HENRY TE 6-4 210 NAPLES, FL
MARKUS DIXON TE 6-5 230 WARMINSTER, PA
NOBLE JOHNSON WR 6-3 205 ROCKWALL, TX