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Clemson Football Recruiting

Four-star Clemson commit: "This team will put up good numbers on the ground"

April 13, 2024

The dominoes have fallen quickly for Clemson in the 2025 class. Less than a month after the program extended its first offers, four-star quarterback Blake Hebert‍ and four-star running back Gideon Davidson‍ committed. They have served as the anchor recruits in the rising senior class and helped the Tigers build a top-five nationally ranked 2025 group.

Davidson is a consensus top-50 prospect in the nation from Liberty Christian Academy in Virginia and was the 2023 MaxPreps national junior of the year. Alongside Ari Watford‍ and Easton Ware‍, Davidson is part of a trio of blue-chip Virginia natives committed to Clemson in the 2025 class.

While many nationally recruited prospects are pursued by other schools until signing day, Davidson has not wavered in his commitment to Clemson.

He revisited campus to take in the spring game on April 6.

"I can't wait to be in the running back room and learn from those players and Coach Spiller," Davidson said. "I've got a lot to learn."

He spent time with running backs coach CJ Spiller - Clemson's lead recruiter for Davidson, and got a firsthand look into the position room.

"The running backs are a tight group," Davidson said. "I love how they challenge each other to be better and yet really seem to enjoy each other. That's the way it should be."

He also spoke highly of the early returns from Clemson's new offensive line coaching hire. 

"Coach Luke is an elite coach," Davidson said. "The running backs and the offensive line are one unit. Every yard they get, they get together."

Davidson's high school teammate at Liberty Christian Academy, four-star offensive lineman Easton Ware‍, will join Luke's group next year and block for Davidson during his college career at Clemson.

Davidson was also impressed with the Clemson wide receivers' performance in the spring game.

"Antonio Williams‍, Bryant Wesco‍, and the receiving group will cause a lot of trouble for opposing secondaries," Davidson said. "Bryant's touchdown catch was special."

Davidson rushed for 2,716 yards and 45 total touchdowns (per MaxPreps) while leading his team to a state championship last fall. He's part of a dynamic high school offense and looks forward to joining an explosive attack at Clemson.

"This team will put up good numbers on the ground and will have a really, really good 2024 season," Davidson said.

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