Coming this January: Mitch Hyatt

Coming this January: Mitch Hyatt


Coming this January: Mitch Hyatt


By Hale McGranahan.

Hoping to get an early start to their college careers, almost all of Clemson’s 2015 commitments will enroll in January. Over the next few weeks, TheClemsonInsider will take an individual look at each player who will arrive next month.



Mitch Hyatt

Suwanee-North Gwinnett (GA)

5-Star OT (Scout, Rivals, 247)

His Background. Because Hyatt’s uncle, Dan Benish, played at Clemson before going on to a career in the NFL, the consensus among folks in the recruiting industry was that Hyatt would be a lock to Clemson. Hyatt put an end to his recruitment last signing day when he committed to the Tigers during a ceremony at his school.

Quick Analysis. There was a time when just about the only knock on Hyatt was his weight. He spent a good portion of his high school career in the low 270s, but at the Rivals camp series over the summer Hyatt tipped the scales at 285. The consensus five-star prospect has the tools to become a franchise left tackle during his time at Clemson: adequate length, quick feet and good athleticism. With some time in the Tigers’ weight program, Hyatt could develop into one of the best left tackles in the ACC.

This Spring. Clemson’s shortage on offensive tackles will allow for Hyatt to get plenty of reps during spring practice. Assuming Isaiah Battle sticks around for his senior year, Hyatt could step right into the No. 2 left tackle job on day one. Two of Hyatt’s 2015 classmates, Jake Fruhmorgen and Noah Green, could also compete for time to be the backup left tackle. Same goes for Maverick Morris, who will be a redshirt sophomore in 2015.



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