The first day of March is David Eziomume’s birthday and this year that day might be a little more special.
The 2024 running back, who has long been the Tigers’ lone target at the position in the current recruiting class, tells All Clemson that is the date he is eyeing when it comes to announcing a commitment.
Knowing that he is the guy at the top of the board and that he is the back the staff is all in on is something that has resonated with Eziomume.
“It’s something very special,” he said. “Something in my recruiting process that I will be looking at because being the only back in the ’24 class, it means a lot. Especially, coming from Clemson. And it might be home as well.”
While both Florida State and Wisconsin have offered recently, this is a recruiting battle that has seen Clemson and Georgia Tech emerge as the frontrunners, as Eziomume is looking to stay close to home in Kennesaw, Georgia.
While the Tigers have not been pressuring Eziomume into making a decision, the Top 200 talent is well aware that the clock is ticking, as the Tigers would have to expand the board if a decision doesn’t come soon. The Yellow Jackets have already widened the net, handing out a new running back offer to Jayden Scott (Stockbridge, Ga.) over the weekend.
If the Tigers can land Eziomume, it will be the first time since the 2021 class that Clemson hasn’t had to wait until late in the cycle to secure a commitment from a running back. In 2022, it wasn’t until after the early signing period that they landed Keith Adams Jr., and while they signed both Jay Haynes and Jarvis Green in the 2023 cycle, both were also very late additions.
If this decision timeline does, in fact, hold up, that might be a positive sign for the Tigers, especially with Georgia Tech already eyeing other options. And locking its running back early has to be something the coaching staff was hoping to accomplish in this recruiting class.
“There’s a career after football and I believe that’s something that will come playing at Clemson,” Eziomume said. “I’m looking at somewhere that’s gonna get me set. Somewhere where I’m gonna have fun.”
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