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2019 Clemson Football Recruiting: 2019 OLB Bryton Constantin Signs Letter of Intent with Tigers

In a class heavy on linebackers, Constantin has unlimited potential, and could possibly be the best of the bunch

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Bryton Constantin, a four star OLB out of University Lab High School in Baton Rouge, signed his Letter of Intent with Clemson today. Committed since the weekend of the Spring Game back in April, he ranks as the sixth best OLB prospect in the 247 Composite, the seventh best overall in the state of Louisiana, and the 127th overall nationally. He has a rating of 0.9438 and also earned Louisiana 3A Player of the Year honors as a junior.

Brent Venables was the lead recruiter, and got in on him early in the process. With LSU not showing a ton of love early, the Tigers were the team to beat for his services. Florida was the most serious competition, with other notable offers coming from Auburn, BC, Miss St, TCU, Tenn, Ga, and LSU.

At 6’ 2” and 207 lbs, he will need to add some weight, but he has the frame to get up to the 225-230 lb range. Some more recent reports have him in the 215 range right now, so he has already been putting in some work in that area. Coming in and making a significant contribution at LB isn’t an easy thing to do for a true freshman. That, along with needing more weight means a redshirt could certainly be in the cards. That will depend on which LB position he ends up at.

Right now, his biggest strength is his ability to drop into coverage. His coverage skills are so good in fact, that he could come in and start his career playing the SAM. He has the speed, the length, and would not need to add as much weight. An area he still needs to improve in is his tackling. He isn’t that big hitting, high impact guy right now, but that is something that can be developed.

Here some highlights from his Junior season

QT’s Take:

When Constantin committed he was ranked in the 600’s in the composite and we said that would change in short order. It did change and jumped to 127 overall (with 247 dragging that down with a 199 ranking). He is the 4* prospect we thought he would become when I was evaluating his junior tape.

The question still remains, however, of where Bryton projects to play at the college level. He could stay at the same weight and be an outside LB or he could fill out with his frame and play inside. Bryton is so good in coverage at his size that he could also start his career at Clemson playing the SAM position. At 6’2.5 and 210 pounds there is a lot to work with.

Long arms and plus quickness at the LB position. He has improved his tackling this season. He has a quality motor and sideline to sideline speed. Improved his hitting this season as well. Effusive personality who could be a future leader on the team.