One word is key for both recruits and Clemson players; that one word is playoff.
Clemson commits have been taking the playoffs by storm so far for their respective teams, and even after a Tigers’ loss, Deshaun Watson and Co. still have a path to the College Football Playoff.
So which recruits helped their teams advance in the playoffs this week?
Cornerback commit A.J. Terrell played both ways once again on Friday night, helping Westlake (Atl.) squeak by Etowah 24-23. Terrell netted three receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown, as well as carried the ball five times for 25 yards and another score. He did injure his knee during the game. The extent of the injury is currently unknown, but assuming that it’s not serious Terrell should battle for playing time immediately next year.
Running back commit Cordarrian Richardson finally made his way back on to the list with a career performance on Friday night. He helped Trezevant (Tenn.) to a big 64-30 win, rushing for 286 yards on 14 carries and three touchdowns. Although Tavien Feaster, C.J. Fuller and Adam Choice are in line to share the workload next year, don’t be surprised if Richardson wiggles his way into the rotation and gets some goal-line touches with his big 6-foot, 240 pound frame.
Chase Brice once again led Grayson (Ga.) to another big 56-7 win over Mountain View. He completed 14-of-18 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown. Brice is used to being surrounded by top talent, and that won’t change when he arrives in Death Valley next year. While there are several quarterbacks competing for the starting job next year, Brice could make a name for himself next summer if his performance carries over from high school.