Recruits react to Clemson's big win over Wake Forest

Recruits react to Clemson's big win over Wake Forest


Recruits react to Clemson's big win over Wake Forest


After Clemson’s 48-27 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, The Clemson Insider reached out to various Tiger commits and other prospects to get their reactions to the team’s road win.

Here’s what some recruits had to say:

Clemson commit Jaren Kanak, 2022 four-star linebacker, Hays (Kan.): “Great win!!! Awesome game to watch.”

Clemson commit Cade Klubnik, 2022 five-star quarterback, Westlake (Texas): “Wow yes! SO PUMPED. They looked like Clemson today. It was so fun to watch.”

Clemson commit Keon Sabb, 2022 four-star ATH, IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.): “Big win. The coaching staff did an awesome job. Excited!!”

Clemson PWO commit Mason Johnstone, 2022 three-star offense tackle, Christ Church Episcopal School (Greenville, S.C): “It was really fun. Nice to see us have the game we deserve.”

Ahmad Moten, 2022 three-star defensive tackle, Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale, Fla): “BIG win. Needed win!! Now, it’s on to the next.”

Monroe Freeling (pictured above), 2023 four-star offensive tackle, Oceanside Collegiate Academy (Mount Pleasant, S.C.): “Awesome win. Looked like the Clemson we have been watching for the last several years and what has been expected from the 2021 team. Despite the injuries and setbacks, they have made adjustments and are finally hitting their stride (literally). Happy Birthday to Coach Swinney.”

Jalen Rambert, 2023 four-star linebacker, Powdersville (Greenville, S.C.): “Was definitely surprising, Wake’s defense has been questionable, but Clemson looked good. They were dominant.”

Jaeden Jackson, 2023 defensive lineman, George W Long (Skipperville, Ala.): “Man, that was a dominant performance to let the world know that Clemson is still around, [regardless] of the season that they have experienced. Clemson is still Clemson, in my opinion. You have to have your A-game to beat them and I have told Coach Venables that’s the real Death Valley. And that was a great birthday gift for Coach Swinney.”

Kaleb “KB” Black, 2023 wide receiver, Klein Oak (Spring, TX.): “I was excited to watch them win. Shows that they are still who we thought [they] were.”

Darius Cannon, 2023 wide receiver, White Country (Cleveland, Ga.): “I feel like this will help Clemson’s rankings since they just beat a top 10 team. Hoping it will put them back to being one of the top 25 teams. We’ll see tomorrow.”

Seth Davis, 2023 running back, Katy (Texas.): “Congrats to Pace and Shipley, looking good sharing the load. Offense is definitely back.”

Khalil “KJ” Bolden, 2024 four-star safety, Buford (Georgia): “The win over Wake was a great win. It was awesome that the senior class was able to go undefeated at home during their 4 years. That’s a tough task and I was happy to see them complete that task. The defense played good by holding the nation’s second-highest scoring team to just 27 points. It was a big win and with that win, they still have a shot for the ACC championship.”

Joseph Stone, 2024 four-star athlete, Grayson (Loganville, Ga.): “Clemson continues to impress me not only from the football standpoint but the relationships that the coaches create. “I love how the team feeds off each other’s energy.”

Semaj Jackson, 2024 safety, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.): “I’m glad to see that they are getting back on track and turning things around. That was a great conference win for them! I can’t wait to get back up there for another visit.”

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