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Clemson Football Recruiting

Clemson earns commitment from in-state athlete

December 11, 2023

Clemson’s 2025 class just got better. Consensus three-star recruit Marquise Henderson committed to Clemson Monday morning. He’s the program’s seventh commit in the 2025 class. While Henderson is primarily a running back, he’s an athlete who could contribute in multiple different positions for the Tigers.

Henderson hails from Belton-Honea Path High School in Anderson, South Carolina. He’s the program’s second in-state commitment in the 2025 class, alongside four-star defensive lineman Amare Adams‍. 

Henderson is a top-500 nationally-ranked recruit and top-five player in South Carolina. He had offers from other ACC programs, including NC State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Virginia, and Boston College.

Clemson immediately became the favorite to land Henderson after he earned an offer Sunday afternoon, his seventeenth overall offer. It took less than 24 hours after picking up the offer for Henderson to lock in his commitment. 

The three-star visited Clemson on April 1. Following the trip to Death Valley, Henderson told Clemson Sports Talk, “What really stood out to me about the visit is everything is literally about family there.”

The South Carolina native was impressed with the team’s work ethic and coaching when he watched practice during the visit.

“I am really close with most of the coaching staff, but I would say Coach Spiller is the coach I’m closest to,” Henderson said. “What really impressed me about Clemson is how they’re top in academics and on the field.”

Clemson’s 2025 class moves to No. 7 in the industry consensus rankings. It remains first in the ACC with a 92.07 class score. Henderson joins Adams, Gideon Davidson‍, Blake Hebert‍, Logan Brooking‍, Easton Ware‍, and JuJu Preston‍ in the class. Henderson is the third three-star commit in the class so far.

Tale of the tape: 

Henderson claims to run a 4.4-second 40-yard dash on his Hudl page. He’s listed at 5.11 and weighs 172 pounds as a high school junior. Henderson flashes breakaway speed often in his highlight tape, combined with solid vision and the ability to churn out yards after contact despite being a smaller back.

Henderson rushed for 2,336 yards (11.3 yards per carry) and 37 touchdowns this fall. He had 100+ yards in 12 of 14 games this season while also being top three on his team in receiving yards.

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