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Comparing Clemson, South Carolina’s 2018 Recruiting Classes

A view of Clemson's stadium at night from high up.

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 3: A general view of the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson defeated Texas A&M 25-24. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Here’s a look at the two rivals’ recruiting classes with the early signing period approaching.

College football’s 2018 recruiting period is approaching a major early signing period, with prospects being able to sign with schools from Dec. 20-22.

With the big days approaching, let’s take a look at the two recruiting classes from two of college football’s biggest rivals – Clemson and South Carolina.

Here’s the breakdown, using 247Sports:


Clemson: 12

South Carolina: 20

Top commits


Members of Clemson's 2018 recruiting class.

South Carolina:

Members of South Carolina's 2018 recruiting class.

Star breakdown


  • 5-stars: 2
  • 4-stars: 5
  • 3-stars: 5

South Carolina

  • 5-stars: 0
  • 4-stars: 3
  • 3-stars: 17

National ranking

Clemson: No. 14

South Carolina: No. 18

ACC/SEC ranking

Clemson: No. 2

South Carolina: No. 6


You can view all of the recruiting classes here.