Special Offer

$29.99 until the start of football season!

Take advantage of this special offer!

Elite defensive line Stephiylan Green officially a Clemson Tiger

Matt Connolly12/21/22
Article written by:On3 imageMatt Connolly


On3 image
Stephiylan Green has signed with Clemson. (Photo by Jeremy Johnson/On3)

One of the top defensive lineman in the country is officially a Clemson Tiger as four-star prospect Stephiylan Green has signed with Clemson.

Green is rated by On3 as the No. 7 defensive lineman in the country and the No. 46 overall player in the nation.

The Georgia native committed to Clemson in June, before officially signing with the Tigers on Wednesday.

He previously pointed to his relationship with defensive line coach Nick Eason as his reason for choosing Clemson.

“Coach Eason is the main reason I committed,” Green said. “I don’t think I would have committed without coach Eason. When I first went up there I didn’t have any interest in Clemson. I just went up there and it felt like family. My mom went up with me and she just knew. She wanted me to commit from the jump and I just made it happen.”

The On3 Consensus rankings have Green as the No. 11 defensive lineman and No. 93 overall player in the country.

Green chose the Tigers over offers from Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State and others.

The 6-foot-2.5, 275-pound prospect should be able to come in and immediately help a Clemson defense that is set to lose a lot up front after the Orange Bowl.

“The environment at Clemson is great. It is one big family,” Green previously told On3’s Chad Simmons. “The coaches make it feel like a family. Then the recruits that are coming in in this class are big for me, too.”

On3 Scouting Summary on Stephiylan Green

Disruptive defensive lineman 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.