NEW ORLEANS — The top-ranked Clemson Tigers are looking to earn their third straight trip to the national title game with a win over No. 4 Alabama in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day.
Ahead of the big game, The Clemson Insider reached out to a number of prospects to get their predictions for the outcome. Here’s what they see happening:
Braden Galloway, 2018 TE, Seneca, S.C. (Seneca High): “31-21 Clemson.” – Clemson signee
Lyn-J Dixon, 2018 RB, Butler, Ga. (Taylor County High): “Clemson going to win 24-13” – Clemson signee
BT Potter, 2018 K, Rock Hill, S.C. (South Pointe High): “31-24 Clemson” – Clemson signee
Steele Chambers, 2019 ATH, Roswell, Ga. (Blessed Trinity Catholic High): “Clemson’s defense at its best is better than anybody’s offense at their best, so Clemson will win”
Jaylon Scott, 2019 LB, Shelby, N.C. (Shelby High): “Clemson 27-17, Clemson defense coming up strong”
Jordan Clark, 2019 DB, Baton Rouge, La. (University Lab School): “Clemson 24-17”
Michel Dukes, 2019 RB, Charleston, S.C. (First Baptist School): “I got Bama winning 38 to 24”
Aidan Swanson, 2019 P, Bradenton, Fla. (IMG Academy): “34-20 Clemson”
Jaquaze Sorrells, 2019 DL, Largo, Fla. (Largo High): “My prediction is Clemson is winning 28-3” – Florida commit
Chantz Williams, 2020 DE, Orange Park, Fla. (Oakleaf High): “I think both are really good teams and both have great players, so it is actually very hard for me to pick. They’re two of the best college teams in the past couple of years.”
Tyler Venables, 2020 ATH, Central, S.C. (Daniel High): “26-24 Clemson”
In case you missed it here is the first part of TCI’s prospect predictions for the Sugar Bowl.