On3’s new On300 rankings for the class of 2023. Clemson is well-represented once again. The Tigers have 21 commits overall.
The new rankings have eight Clemson commits sprinkled throughout the top 300. The highest-ranked Tiger is four-star defensive lineman Rome (Ga.) Stephiylan Green.
Green is the No. 46 overall prospect in the new On300. On3’s rankings have Green ranked higher than any other rankings in the industry.
Scouting Summary: Disruptive defensive linemen with one of the best first steps in the 2023 cycle with explosive physicality. Consistently fires off the snap. Bursts into the backfield with his first-step quickness as a pass rusher. Also has considerable speed-to-power ability, at times forklifting offensive linemen into the backfield. Plays with strong leverage and pad level. Highly physical, embracing and dishing out contact. A violent finisher with striking power. Blows up plays with his twitch and physicality. Dogged defender in pursuit, tracking down plays from the back side. Finished his junior season with over 20 tackles for loss and around 10 sacks. Continuing to show signs as one of the more disruptive defensive linemen in the cycle during the spring prior to his senior season. Does not stick out physically in terms of stature or length relative to some of his other highly-rated peers at the position.
Alabaster (Ala.) Thompson defensive lineman Peter Woods is next up in the rankings. He checks in the as the No. 48 overall prospect.
Scouting summary: Compact defensive lineman creates disruption with first-step quickness and speed in pursuit. Smaller than most of his fellow top defensive line prospects at around 6-foot-2, 280 pounds. Highly productive and disruptive while starring for one of the more talented high school teams in the Southeast. Lines up inside and at end for Thompson High. Has some of the best play speed we’ve seen from a defensive lineman nationally. Runs like a linebacker in pursuit. Makes plays behind the line of scrimmage at a high clip. Elevated his play as a junior. Likely projects as a three-technique long-term. Lacks prototypical length for top prospects at the position.
QB Christopher Vizzina
Birmingham (Ala.) Briarwood quarterback Christopher Vizzina comes in at No. 60 overall.
Scouting summary: Quarterback with translatable tools and the best feet among top signal callers in the 2023 cycle. Has ideal size at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds. Consistently shows twitchy, explosive movements in his lower body. Plays with outstanding feet and has some of, if not the best pocket movement and awareness of top quarterbacks in the 2023 cycle. A loose, athletic mover. Comfortable stepping up into the pocket or moving outside to escape pressure. Shows a strong arm in game and camp settings. Primarily delivers from the same arm slot on most passes. Was among the more efficient passers among top 2023 quarterbacks as a junior, though he did not have quite the number of attempts as many others. Has the burst and top-end play speed to present a considerable run threat, rushing for 15 touchdowns as a junior. Shows the speed to pull away against one of the faster high school teams in the Southeast. Plays against some of the stronger competition among top quarterbacks nationally. Still relatively new to the position after starting to play quarterback as a 9th grader. Also significantly younger than many other top quarterbacks with an April birthday.
Warner Robins (Ga.) defensive lineman Vic Burley makes an appearance as the No. 120 overall prospect.
Scouting summary: Power rusher that wins with violence and flashes pure strength against the run. Added around 30 pounds between his junior and senior off-seasons. Basketball player as well as a stand-out thrower in track and field. Threw 50 feet in the shot put and 156’04” in the discus as a sophomore. Dominant against the run by playing with tremendous leverage for being a taller defensive lineman. Has some balance issues and plays out of control at times, but has an undeniably high floor as an interior run stopper.
LB Jamal Anderson
Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek linebacker Jamal Anderson is the No. 145 overall prospect.
Scouting summary: Fluid, coordinated athlete who is among the better cover linebackers in the 2023 cycle. Checks in around 6-foot-3, 195 pounds. Excels as a space defender. A natural mover with range. Reads routes, diagnoses quickly and makes plays on the ball. Can run with and cover slot wide receivers downfield. A quick processor who sees the game quickly in space. Finished his junior season with 78 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 4 sacks and 2 interceptions as a junior, facing high-level competition in Georgia. The son of former All-Pro running back Jamal Anderson. Will need to fill out and continue adding mass and strength to better hold up against the run at the next level.
Edge Tomarrion Parker
Clemson’s newest commit Tomarrion Parker from Central High in Phenix City, Ala., ranks No. 148 overall in the updated rankings.
Scouting summary: Productive player as a junior for state champion runner-ups in Alabama’s highest classification. The definition of an active player. Totaled 23 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks as a junior. Consistently chases backside and is constantly in pursuit of the football. Polished pass rusher as well that has extremely active hands and understands how to use leverage to his advantage. Registers as a good, but not elite athlete in the combine setting and looks to lack high-end length at the position. One of the highest floors in the class due to being so technically sound and refined as both a run defender and pass rusher.
IOL Harris Sewell
Odessa (Texas) Permian four-star offensive lineman Harris Sewell is the No. 188 overall.
Scouting summary: Mauling run blocker who is a three-year starter along the offensive line for perennial West Texas powerhouse Odessa Permian. Has played every position along the offensive line throughout his high school career. Has a thicker midsection, will take some time to redistribute his weight more evenly. Violent at the point of contact. Seeks to finish defenders every snap of the ball and plays through the whistle. Threw over 46 feet in the shot put as a sophomore and over 149 feet in the discus during his junior track and field season. Plays with excellent leverage and is able to get underneath the pads of opposing defenders. Initial get off and burst off the line of scrimmage is solid. Plays baseball as well as a pitcher and corner infielder. Projects to the interior offensive line at the next level and will be a destructive force the day he steps on campus. If he cleans up his body he has the chance to develop into a NFL Draft pick down the line.
EDGE David Ojiegbe
Washington edge David Ojiegbe comes in as the No. 242 overall ranked prospect.
Scouting summary: Active edge defender who wins with suddenness and effective hand usage as well as his high motor. Beats linemen to their spot often with his get off. Constantly scratching and fighting to get to the ball carrier. Makes many plays behind the line of scrimmage in the run and passing game. Compiled 29 tackles for loss and 14 sacks as a junior. Plays one of the toughest schedules in the country at St. John’s (DC). Can look to improve bend and change of direction. Ran an electronically-timed 4.79 shuttle during camp season this spring. Has the frame to add more mass and develop functional play strength for the next level. Toolsy player that projects to be a power five caliber starter whose production will come from his effort and constant pursuit to the ball.
WR Noble Johnson
Rockwall (Texas) wide receiver Noble Johnson comes in as the No. 280 overall prospect.
Scouting summary: Arguably the strongest set of hands in the entire country at the wide receiver position. Dense and rocked up build especially in his lowers. Stands in just a hair under 6-foot-2, 205 pounds with a 6-foot-4.5 wingspan. Has juice and twitch off the line of scrimmage. Lacks ideal top-end speed, struggles to pull away from defenders. Ran a solid electronically-timed 4.63 40-yard dash as well as a 6.76 3-cone drill during the spring camp circuit prior to his junior season. Shows his vertical and ability to pluck the football on 50-50 balls. Jumped a 30-inch vertical and a 9-foot-8 broad jump during the same event. Totaled 49 receptions for 875 yards and 8 touchdowns during his junior season. High floor immediate role player once he steps on campus with mid-late round NFL upside.