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Clemson Commit Has Close Ties To 4-Star DT Recruit

A view of Clemson's stadium during the day from high up.

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the start of the Miami Hurricanes against the Clemson Tigers game at Memorial Stadium on September 17, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)

The Clemson Tigers are in position for another tremendous season in 2019 in large part because of its group of returning players. Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne and Justyn Ross are among the best of the bunch ready to lead the team's title defense.

Dabo Swinney is also loading up in the form of his incoming recruiting class. While the program is positioning themselves toward another successful season, the Tigers are also ahead of the curve for 2020.

Clemson has seven commits for its recruiting class in 2020, and that number could grow in the near future. The best recruit for the defending champions is Demonte Capehart, who is currently the No. 3 defensive tackle, per 247Sports.

For the past few years Clemson has done a tremendous job molding defensive lineman into NFL prospects. Perhaps Capehart will be the next player in line.

The four-star recruit could also be crucial to landing another commit due to his close bond with his teammate.

Despite not receiving an offer from Clemson just yet, Kevon Haigler has made it clear he is fond of the university.

From The Clemson Insider:

Although he grew up a fan of the Gamecocks, Haigler is highly interested in Clemson and hopes to earn an offer from the Tigers moving forward.

“Their graduation rate,” Haigler said of what stands out to him about Clemson. “It shows that not only do their athletes compete on and off the field, they also compete in the classroom to receive the best education possible for them.”

Capehart and Haigler play alongside each other at Hartsville High School. It'd be incredible to see them compete together at the college level, especially considering they're best friends.

Haigler will have the chance to impress Swinney at his camp in the summer, and possible earn a scholarship.

[The Clemson Insider]