Sage Ennis, a three star TE out of Tallahassee, signed his Letter of Intent today. The 247 Composite has him as the 18th best TE prospect in the country, and the 57th best player in the state of Florida. Danny Pearman and Brent Venables were the main recruiters, and it’s always a nice bonus when you go and steal one right out of Florida State’s backyard.
Ennis is 6’4 and 220 pounds and committed back in June and is the only TE in the class. He had offers from more than 40 schools, including Miami, NCST, Louisville, UofSC, Penn State, and FSU. He earned an offer at the Dabo Swinney Camp over the summer and committed shortly after.
His film shows an athletic guy with legitimate pass catching abilities, something the Tigers offense has sorely missed since the days of Jordan Leggett. He has the ability to separate from defenders and is capable of adjusting his body in the air. The staff fell in love with his hands during the camp, as he reportedly made multiple one handed grabs in traffic. He runs a 4.81 40 and looks like he could be a solid contributor at TE, but will probably need a year or so in the system to work on his blocking.
Sage Ennis from Tallahassee, FL was the TE that Clemson decided to go on. Clemson went after Arik Gilbert and to a lesser extent Lukas Ungar, but Ennis was sought after in the south region. Clemson took Ennis despite substantial interest from FSU. I was really surprised by Ennis’ athleticism and ability to catch the ball. He can go up and high point the ball and win battles in traffic. He had a really good senior year and lined up flexed out and on the line of scrimmage.
Ennis doesn’t have elite speed, which is probably the biggest ding on his record, but he does have surprising quickness. Sage should redshirt as he handles additional mass, but could be a multiyear starter when all is said and done.