This is in the recruiting radar for the simple fact that Nyles Pinckney is a 4-star recruited to come back for his senior. Pinckney's return means the entire 2-deep defensive line returns in tact, and adding four studs in the new freshman class is only going to make this group the toughest in the nation. Welcome back Nyles!!!!!!!!!!
Trent Howard, 6-4 285 out of Birmingham, Alabama, received the Class 5A Lineman of the Year award. Playing for Briarwood Christian High School in Birmingham, Howard helped lead his team to the playoffs and an 11-4 record. He was ranked as the 45th ranked player in the state of Alabama, and was previously committed to Georgia Tech. Clemson's 2020 offensive line class is probably the best class Clemson has ever signed as a group. Howard, a 3-star, was a last minute addition to this class. He had originally committed to GT in June of 2019. Then, in early December, he decided to open up his commitment and then on the 18th, decided on Clemson.
5-star DL Payton Page out of Greensboro, NC, released his top 5 schools today. Page, 6-4 315, is currently ranked the #1 player in the state of North Carolina in the 2021 class, and the #2 defensive tackle in the nation. It looks to be a battle between Clemson and North Carolina for this very big defensive lineman. More to come.