Ajou Ajou, originally out of Alberta, Canada and now residing in Clearwater, Florida, signed his Letter of Intent to play football for Clemson today. Ajou is a three star wide receiver that the Composite has ranked as the 45th best receiving prospect and the 258th player overall. He’s 6’3 210 pounds, and Jeff Scott was his lead recruiter. He chose Clemson over offers from other schools such as Alabama and Auburn, but the Tigers main competition for him was with Nebraska.
He earned his offer at Dabo Swinney’s camp over the summer, the committed while attending the All In Cookout in July. He is still a little raw and will need some developing, but his film shows an aggressive blocker, something the Tigers covet in their receivers. He runs with long, smooth strides, and with his long arms, it is easy to envision him as a downfield threat, particularly in the red zone.
He is going to need some coaching up seeing as he’s only been playing the sport a few years, but the coaches were sold on his athleticism and raw talent. He has an 83 inch wingspan, and the staff really believes they found a gem in a class short on elite wide receiver talent.
Ajou is just a physical specimen. Completely raw as a wide receiver prospect, but he showed positive signs in his senior year. He is obviously new to football,having been a basketball player in Canada, and will need time to learn the intricacies of playing wide receiver, but he has all the physical tools to be a top flight receiver. He will need to learn to run a variety of routes because right now he is mostly burning DB’s on go routes.
This will be a good test for new WR Coach Grisham, who already passed the test of getting all the committed WR recruits to reconfirm after Jeff Scott left to USF. Ajou’s arms are really long, but not just lanky—he has some thickness. Muscles everywhere and should be a yards after catch player. Long strider. Not really a burner but he has good fluidity for a guy his size. I could see him growing into a TE down the road if he outgrows wide receiver. Give Ajou some time to learn the position and get slotted into a position (probably the 9, but if he grows he could be a 5) and he should contribute in a couple years.