The Tigers picked up their 2nd verbal commitment for the 2021 class on . Dacari Collins joins fellow Georgia native Phil Mafah as the inaugural 2 members of another class that figures to be loaded with talent. Clemson beat out a multitude of other schools like LSU and Alabama to land the blue-chip WR, however, after the Tigers offered Collins over the Summer at camp this one was all but over.
As the newest member of “WRU” Collins will likely line up in the 9 role at the next level, clearly possessing the requisite size and skillset to play the position. Collins has proven ball skills, and already shows an advanced ability to adjust the ball downfield. Dacari excels in 1v1 matchups on the outside and jump ball situations, showing great body control and the ability to shield defenders from the ball before making the catch. When you add in an above average 31 inch vertical leap, it’s easy to see why Collins is a perfect fit for what Clemson likes its bigger WRs able to do downfield. Most of my question marks for Collins are centered around his speed and quickness. While he has many of the traits you look for in an elite D1 WR prospect, it’s clear while watching film that Collins does not have that top gear to help him really break away from Defensive backs. His verified shuttle time of 4.63 is also nothing to rave about. His overall athletic ability will likely limit his ultimate upside, however, it should also be noted that Dabo and Jeff Scott saw Collins during the Dabo Swinney Summer Camp sessions before choosing to offer. That could be telling, afterall, Clemson has proven if there’s any position it can evaluate, it’s WR.
Clemson has now already amassed multiple blue chip prospects on the Offensive side of the ball, and has begun to pick up serious momentum on the trail yet again. Look for Clemson’s class to grow although not necessarily all on the same side of the ball. As for the potentially vaunted WR class of 2021, Clemson still remains in a good spot for 5-star Agiye Hall, who will return to Clemson for the A&M game. Hall will bring 4-star Mario Williams along with him, who is in my opinion one of the best receivers in next year’s class. Beaux Collins is another target to track, with 5-star Emeka Egbuka potentially being the #1 target for the position group nationally.