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Recruits predict the Clemson vs. Auburn game

No. 3 Clemson hosts No. 13 Auburn on Saturday night for a contest that could have College Football Playoff implications for both sides.

Not only will the early season showdown in Death Valley be a spectacle for the fans and media, but many of Clemson’s commits and targets will be on hand for the game while other recruits will tune in to see how it unfolds.

The Clemson Insider reached out to a number of recruits ranging from the 2018 class to the class of 2020 for their predictions on the outcome:

Clemson commit Trevor Lawrence, 2018 QB, Cartersville (Ga.) High: “27-21 Clemson”

Clemson commit Braden Galloway, 2018 TE, Seneca (S.C) High: “28-10 Clemson”

Clemson commit B.T. Potter, 2018 K, Rock Hill (S.C.) South Pointe High: “31-17 (Clemson)”

Clemson commit Darnell Jefferies, 2018 DT, Covington (Ga.) Newton High: “28-0 (Clemson)”

K.J. Henry, 2018 DE, Clemmons (N.C.) West Forsyth High: “27-23 Clemson”

Mustapha Muhammad, 2018 TE, Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point High: “27-24 Auburn”

Nolan Smith, 2019 DE, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy: “Clemson”

Jaquaze Sorrells, 2019 DE, Largo (Fla.) High (Florida commit): “Clemson (36-17)”

DeMarcco Hellams, 2019 ATH, Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic: “Clemson all day!”

Michel Dukes, 2019 RB, Charleston (S.C.) First Baptist Church School: “I got Clemson winning.”

Ryland Goede, 2019 TE, Acworth (Ga.) Kennesaw Mountain High: “Ummm 31-28 Clemson”

Brandon Smith, 2019 DE/OLB, Mineral (Va.) Louisa County High: “I definitely have Clemson winning.”

Tyus Fields, 2019 CB, Cornelius (N.C.) Hough High: “I think Clemson will come out on top 35-28.”

Tiawan Mullen, 2019 CB, Coconut Creek (Fla.) High: “My prediction is that Clemson and Kelly Bryant will lead the team to victory and also the defense will do their job and hold up.”

Nolan Groulx, 2019 WR, Cornelius (N.C.) Hough High: “Clemson wins 35-24.”

Jesse Hanson, 2019 OL, Daleville (Va.) Lord Botetourt High: “That’s hard to guess but I would say 35-28 Clemson.”

Drake Thomas, 2019 LB, Wake Forest (N.C.) Heritage High: “I think Clemson will win by 10.”

Ramel Keyton, 2019 WR, Marietta (Ga.) High: “38-17 Clemson”

Zovon Lindsay, 2019 DT, Fayetteville (N.C.) Trinity Christian High: “24-17 Clemson”

Brannon Spector, 2019 WR/S, Calhoun (Ga.) High: “31-24 Clemson on top”

Ray Thornton, 2019 DB, Phenix City (Ala.) Central High: “I honestly think it will be a good game until early third quarter. Clemson is going to pull through with the win at the end.”

Jacolbe Cowan, 2020 DE, Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day School: “I’m not sure on an exact score but it will definitely be a close one.”

Bryn Tucker, 2020 OL, Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic High: “Clemson by 14”

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