#WRU welcomed another new member today in Brannon Spector. Spector comes to Clemson from Calhoun, Georgia (Calhoun). He is indeed the brother of current redshirt freshman linebacker Baylon Spector. The 3-star WR measures at 6’1’’ 185lb and is rated as the #80 WR in the 2019 class and #610 player overall per the 247Sports Composite®.
Spector’s lead recruiter was Brent Venables, whose relationship with his brother must have helped secure the commitment. Spector committed to the Tigers early and Clemson didn’t face much competition to land his services.
Spector’s lack of offers and relatively low rating may concern some, however, he has tested great athletically and should project perfectly into the slot. At The Opening Regional in Atlanta this year, Spector tested second best athletically of everyone at the event. He finished behind only #1 overall recruit Nolan Smith and ahead of blue-chip wide receivers Dominick Blaylock and Jadon Haselwood. His 4.26 second 20-yard shuttle would have been middle of the pack for wide receivers at last years NFL combine and his 38.4 inch vertical leap would have placed him fourth. He’s an athletic freak.
I don’t think Spector will avoid a redshirt in 2019 due to the embarrassment of riches Clemson currently has at WR. I do think he’ll wear #13 and be a contributor before all is said and done.
You can watch Spector’s hudl highlights here.
Clemson coaches have determined that they want a few glue guys at certain positions. Wide receiver is one of those positions. Jeff Scott could have filled this slot with another 5/4* player without too much difficulty—there is that kind of demand to play for #WRU. But if you recruit only 5* players you can see more turnover and attrition than you want.
Spector isn’t going to wow you walking off the bus, but that 4.26 shuttle gives you an elite tool. A slot receiver needs to be quick and able to get separation. Spector gives you that talent.