5-Star Clemson DE Commit Xavier Thomas
****Henry to Announce Live on ESPNU
Clemson’s last defensive line prospect left on the big board is also one of the Tigers’ biggest wants on their early Christmas list for the season. The Tigers are waiting to hear from Charlotte native K.J. Henry on Wednesday to announce his college of choice from West Forsyth High School.
Henry will make is announcement live on ESPNU at 4:20, choosing from a list that includes the Defending National Champs along with South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia Tech. The strongest competition, from our gathered intel, is between the Tigers and Hokies.
Clemson has a long relationship with Henry, and Dabo was just in home with him to give his last pitch for K.J. to join the Tigers. Stay tuned! We will be covering the early signing period in depth as the Tigers await the announcements of Henry and fellow 2018 prospect Cade Mays on Wednesday.
****Mays to Commit Live on EPSNU
5-Star OL Cade Mays, the lone target on the Tigers’ 2018 offensive line board, is all set to announce between 1:30 and 2:30 live on ESPNU, choosing between Clemson and UGA.
Mays recently released a final 3 of Clemson, Georgia and Ohio State, omitting Tennessee, to which he was previously committed and a legacy recruit. Even after a late overture by newly hired Tennessee Coach Jeremy Pruitt, the Knoxville native stayed the course, and it’s truly a 50-50 battle going into this signing day. Clemson and Georgia have both done great work in getting one of the nation’s premier tackles on campus and thinking he can fit in at either school.
Clemson has a depth chart that sets up perfect for the young mauler to step into the shoes of another high school All-American and now college All-American, Mitch Hyatt, as he more than likely departs for the NFL after a stellar career in Tiger Town.
Stay tuned, as we will be closely monitoring and posting updates all day Wednesday on the Valley Forum.
****Dixon to Announce on Tuesday Night
Clemson has been waiting to fill the RB spot in the class since it disbursed several late-summer offers following the courtship and recruitment of Zamir White. The Tigers lost the Tar Heel State RB to the Dawgs of Georgia and subsequently went back to the board, offering a few top-tier backs they had continued to recruit.
One of those was Butler County, GA star Lyn-J Dixon, an all-purpose back that Clemson covets in its multi-set offense.
Dixon, who has been on campus numerous times, was at one time a Tennessee commit. He opened his recruitment back up and has the Tigers and Cowboys of Oklahoma State in his final two. Dixon will announce tonight and sign tomorrow, Wednesday.
Dixon is fresh off an official visit to Oklahoma State but has been trending Clemson Orange for quite some time now. We will see if Mike Gundy and the Oklahoma State staff had any luck flipping him over the weekend.
I tend to believe the staff’s long-standing relationship with Dixon at Clemson will overcome the late push from the Big 12, and I expect Clemson’s 2018 class to expand at 8:45 pm on Tuesday when Dixon makes his announcement. Be sure to check The Valley Forum at tat time for good new!
****UPDATE: Dixon decided to wait and announce on Wednesday at 2:00.
Here is a list of the recruits we expect to sign with Clemson on Wednesday and enroll in January:
Mike Jones, Jr.
****For Early Signing Period updates throughout the day on Wednesday, please visit The Valley Forum or click HERE.
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