What Clemson fans need to know about the early signing period

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What is the early signing period?

For the first time, recruits don’t have to wait until National Signing Day in February to put pen to paper and sign with their school of choice, and Clemson is poised to take advantage. The Tigers are on track to have all of their commits sign during this period, although not all of them will enroll early. But with this, they don’t have to worry about other teams swooping in at the last minute and plucking commits out from under their nose, although that means Clemson won’t be able to do the same to guys committed to other schools.

When is the early signing period?

The early signing period will take place for three days. It opens on Wednesday and runs through Friday, giving recruits a sizable window to finalize a decision and sign if they wish, while also being short enough that they have to make a decision or wait until National Signing Day on Feb. 7 if they don’t want to sign early.

Which Clemson commits are signing during the early signing period?

All of Clemson’s 12 current commits are planning to sign during the early signing period. This includes 5-star QB Trevor Lawrence, 5-star DE Xavier Thomas, 4-star WR Derion Kendrick, 4-star DE Justin Mascoll, 4-star CB Kyler McMichael, 4-star DT Josh Belk, 4-star LB Mike Jones, 3-star OL Jordan McFadden, 3-star DT Darnell Jefferies, 3-star TE Braden Galloway, 3-star LB Jake Venables and 3-star K BT Potter.

Which Clemson targets are signing during the early signing period?

There are four recruits squarely in Clemson’s sights who are scheduled to make their decision during the early signing period, although there could be more. The two who arguably hold the most weight are 5-star OL Cade Mays and 5-star DE K.J. Henry, each of whom will make their decision during ESPNU’s live telecast on Wednesday, with Mays announcing between 2:30 and 3 p.m. ET and Henry’s decision coming between 4 and 4:30 p.m. ET. Another 5-star OL, Jackson Carman, will make his decision and sign during this period as well, although it won’t be televised.

Another guy to keep an eye on is 4-star RB Lyn-J Dixon, who will commit on Tuesday — the day before the early signing period — and putting pen to paper the following day.

Which Clemson commits are enrolling early?

If we’re just talking about the guys who are committed now, Clemson will have seven of its commits enroll early: Lawrence, Thomas, Jones, Kendrick, Belk, Jefferies and Galloway.

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