How does Clemson perform in big games?
This is a big question on every recruit’s test, and as ESPN’s College GameDay comes back to Death Valley this week, recruits will definitely be watching.
One thing is for sure; Clemson commits continue to have big games for their respective high schools, turning heads of other possible recruiting targets.
So which players should you know about after Week 6?
Quarterback Chase Brice helped Grayson (Ga.) destroy Ramsay 38-0 on Friday night, going 8-of-14 for 180 yards and three touchdowns. These past two weeks have been good for Brice, as he has gone 17-27 for 328 yards and six touchdowns while leading his team to two big wins.
What can’t wide receiver Tee Higgins do? The No. 2 wide receiver scored three times while helping Oak Ridge (Tenn.) to a monster 42-10 win, returning two punts and catching a short pass in the end zone. Pedestrian games are nonexistent for Higgins as he piles more touchdowns onto his already amazing statistics this year.
Defenses have yet to find Amari Rodgers’ kryptonite, as he continues to impose his will on opposing defense. The Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic wide receiver caught eight passes for 251 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-20 win. Currently ranked as the No. 16 receiver in the 2017 class, don’t be surprised if Rodgers jumps into the top 10 next time the rankings are updated.
This list wouldn’t be complete without Hunter Johnson. The next great Clemson quarterback was 14-of-34 for 196 yards and three passing touchdowns, while adding 104 yards and a touchdown on the ground for Brownsburg (Ind.) in a 29-28 overtime victory. Johnson is listed as a pocket passer, but his legs say otherwise. His running ability complements his arm strength extremely well. Johnson, Higgins and Rodgers (see above) could form a historically powerful offense.