It’s never too early to take a look at the crop of receivers who could potentially comprise “Wide Receiver U” at Clemson in the future.
With that said, The Clemson Insider looks ahead at Clemson’s top wide receiver targets in the 2019 class.
After losing Charone Peake at the conclusion of the 2015 season, Clemson signed a trio of receivers in January in Cornell Powell, Diondre Overton and T.J. Chase.
Clemson doesn’t have any senior wide receivers on the current roster, though redshirt junior Mike Williams is likely to enter the NFL Draft following the season. Junior Artavis Scott is the only other upperclassman in the receiver rotation.
Oak Ridge (Tenn.) five-star Tee Higgins and Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic four-star Amari Rodgers are Clemson’s wide receiver commits in the 2017 class.
After looking ahead at the receivers on Clemson’s radar in the 2018 class, here are the biggest names in the class of 2019 we’re keeping tabs on right now:
Jashawn Sheffield – Saint Simons Island, Ga. (Frederica Academy)
Sheffield visited Clemson in March and left with an offer from the Tigers. Sheffield, one of the top players in his class, also has offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Tennessee among other schools. Sheffield called the offer from Clemson “special” and told TCI in June that Clemson and Florida State were the schools standing out to him. The 6-foot-2, 175-pounder has a great relationship with Clemson co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach Jeff Scott, and the fact that Clemson offered so early made an impression on him. Sheffield last visited Clemson for the Dabo Swinney Camp in June.
Dominick Blaylock – Marietta, Ga. (Walton)
Clemson offered Blaylock, the son of former NBA point guard Mookie Blaylock, in September 2015. Blaylock holds over 20 offers and is also regarded as one of the best players in his class. He most recently visited Georgia on Oct. 1. Georgia is regarded by some to be the leader for Blaylock’s services, but his recruitment is open.
Jamario Holley – Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern)
Holley visited Clemson for the Swinney Camp in June. He currently owns offers from Florida State, Kentucky, South Carolina and Tennessee. Clemson has shown interest, and an offer would be sure to shake things up in his recruitment. The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder is rated by 247Sports as the No. 3 prospect in South Carolina, the nation’s No. 8 wide receiver and the nation’s No. 48 prospect overall for 2019.
Jacoby Pinckney – Roebuck, S.C. (Dorman)
Pinckney is another name worth knowing. The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder has been offered by Duke, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. Pinckney knows former Dorman standout Charone Peake very well and works out with former Clemson receiver Xavier Dye on occasion. Pinckney showed well at the Swinney Camp in June and is hopeful for a Clemson offer down the road.