Special teams is an area that has been a bit of a wild card for Clemson over the last couple of years.
The unit was arguably a major reason Clemson lost the National Championship Game to Alabama two seasons ago, allowing a touchdown on a kick return and not covering a well-executed onside kick.
However, Greg Huegel has been somewhat of a revelation at kicker the last two years. He should have another quality season in 2017-18.
Although Huegel is just a junior and has a capable backup in Alex Spence, it’s always good to have a highly ranked recruit on the roster, especially one that comes from in state.
Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe standout B.T. Potter is currently on Clemson’s watch list for the Class of 2018.
Potter, who attends the same high school as current Clemson commit Derion Kendrick, has not received any offers, but he should start to after his planned visits this summer.
“I’m not one-hundred-percent sure on what schools, but I’ll be going to five camps this summer,” Potter said. “Clemson is definitely going to be one.”
Other than Clemson he does not have schools pinpointed yet because of scheduling conflicts.
“There is just a day that there is two camps and I haven’t decided yet,” he said. “Other than that I am set.”
Potter has not had a chance to take any visits recently because he has been focused on his team’s spring practices.
Potter said Clemson, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Florida, Oregon and Maryland are all recruiting him the hardest right now. He says none of them currently stand out over the others and he is waiting to see who pulls the trigger on an offer first before choosing a favorite.
“All of them are super nice, but I’m wanting to visit them all this summer and see which ones really stand out,” he said.
Potter’s timetable for a decision is somewhat up in the air right now because he has not received any offers, but Potter said he should be ready to choose after he visits schools and receives offers.
“Hopefully after these camps in June I will receive the offers, and I hope to make my decision soon after I check them out,” he said.
Potter has talked with some of Clemson’s coaches recently, and offensive coordinator Jeff Scott came by his school to watch him practice during the spring evaluation period. He said he is visiting for camp this summer, and if all goes well, he could see a Clemson offer come his way.