Tiger Tracker: Clemson Still Looking for First OL Commit In 2024

Thomas Austin (Jason Priester All Clemson)

As we head towards the end of June, Clemson is still in search of its first offensive line commit in the 2024 cycle.

Looking to sign three in this class, the Tigers hosted six different players at the position during the big official visit weekend, and seemed to move the needle with at least three of those players. However, none have yet to shut things down and jump on board.

Visitors for Official Visit Weekend

One year ago, after Dabo Swinney hosted official visits for the first time in the summer on that first weekend in June, Thomas Austin would get his first 2023 commitment within a week. By July 4, Clemson had commitments from three different offensive linemen. One of those, Zechariah Owens, would go on to decommit in the fall, but jumped back in the fold within a week. By all accounts, the Tigers had their class of offensive linemen locked up before the All In Cookout.

Fast forward a year, and things are playing out a little differently. While Clemson absolutely made headway with both Satterwhite and Westphal, both of those guys are still taking visits throughout the end of the month.

Satterwhite is working with a top two, with Clemson and Tennessee being those schools. Coming out of the official visit weekend, Satterwhite told All Clemson Tigers that Clemson was “at the top of his list, in his top two.” This weekend, he heads to Knoxville, his first official since his visit to the Upstate.

Of the six, I like the Tigers chances with Satterwhite the best. Although, the Vols should not be discounted. This will be a huge weekend with regards to how this one plays out. Expect a decision in July.

Westphal was another one Clemson really moved the needle with. He has since visited Georgia and Florida and will be in Arkansas this weekend. While I fully believe the Tigers are in the thick of it, the Dawgs also made a considerable impression. A decision is expected sometime in July.

Uini was another one you had to at least feel a little good about Clemson’s chances with coming out of the official visit weekend. However, as we see so often in recruiting, nothing is ever settled. Michigan was always going to be a big roadblock, and after his visit to Ann Arbor last weekend, I think he ends up with the Wolverines.

Poe is one of those recruits who seems like the perfect fit for the culture at Clemson. He has officially visited Georgia, Auburn and Texas Tech, and took an unofficial to Oklahoma this week. Alabama is up next this weekend. Where Poe ends up is anyone’s guess at this point.

As for O’ Connell and Riggs, those would be the biggest longshots at this point. O’ Connell just might end up in Knoxville and Riggs is one of those guys that is hard to get a good read on. Auburn might be the favorite.

If you are going to take three, the board is likely going to have to expand at some point. With most, if not all of these targets set to make decisions in July, that will probably start happening at some point in the near future. That means the cookout in July just might be a pretty big deal later this summer.

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