Commit Performances of the Week: Week 9


Clemson continues to rack up top talent, adding another big-time recruit last week in Crest (N.C.) linebacker Justin Foster. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound wrecking ball has the size and tools to potentially make a switch to defensive end, which would give an already talented front even more depth.

With another nail-biting win on national television this past Saturday, more and more recruits are bring exposed to Clemson’s winning tradition.

Which commits helped their teams get a win this past Friday night?

Wide receiver commit Amari Rodgers picked up where he left off after a bye week, helping Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic secure a region title with a big 55-14 victory. Rodgers grabbed five passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns. Between Rodgers and fellow wide receiver commit Tee Higgins, Clemson has scored two of the top wide outs in the country.

A.J. Terrell did a little bit of everything again for Westlake (Ga.) on Friday night, playing quarterback, defensive back and punt returner in a close 10-7 win. Terrell ran in his team’s only touchdown and had a 65-yard punt return along with a game-winning interception. While Terrell was recruited to play cornerback, don’t be surprised if Dabo Swinney switches him around between several different positions with his versatility.

Quarterback Chase Brice had another efficient game, helping Grayson (Ga.) blank Archer 38-0. He went 8-of-12 for 175 yards and three touchdowns. Brice’s efficiency will keep him in the quarterback conversation next year.

Hunter Johnson continues to show everyone why he could be Clemson’s “guy” next year. He helped Brownsburg (Ind.) clinch the conference title in a 35-24 win over Hamilton Southeastern. Johnson went 19-of-29 for 215 yards and four touchdowns while adding 72 yards on the ground. The quarterback job looks to be wide open for next year, and Johnson looks like he could very well be the answer. His strong arm, dual-threat ability and leadership could make Jeff Scott and Tony Elliott’s lives a lot easier after having Deshaun Watson to guide the offense for the past three years.

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