Clemson’s lone safety in the 2021 class, Andrew Mukuba made it official today by signing his letter of intent to join the class of 2021. The 6’)’ 185 lbs safety comes to Clemson from Austin, TX, thanks to the work of Mickey Conn and assisted by Brent Venables.
Mukuba is a 4 star player with a .9094 rating and is considered the 13th best safety in the 2021 class. The Tigers went into Austin and beat out Texas, LSU, and Oklahoma for his signature, an amazing feat considering it happened without a single in-person visit.
QT’s take from his commitment:
Andrew is a two-sport athlete in football and track and plays both offense and defense. He can also return kicks and shows a burst in the open field. Demonstrates decent hands as a WR and put up some stats in his junior year on that side of the ball, but his home will be at Safety. On defense he is potentially a versatile piece to slot into the secondary. I think he starts as either a Strong Safety or Free Safety and might play some Nickel.
What stands out on film is Mukuba’s instincts and ability to cover a lot of ground in quickly in space. He isn’t the biggest player, and is probably more 5’11 than 6’0, so he doesn’t have the frame to add a ton of weight, but can likely get to 200 or 205. He plays bigger than his size and strikes players in high school. So, strong enough in run support, covers a lot of ground with decent speed and excellent acceleration, and plus ball skills. He will need to refine the details, technique, and understanding of playing the position, but the instincts are there to be an elite Safety and coverage DB.