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#245 Overall, #4 OL, #14 MD
#120 Overall, #1 OL, #4 MD
# 8 OC, # 21 MD
Clemson signed one of the top-rated centers in the nation with
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Ryan Linthicum - 4-star C - Damascus, Md.
Committed since: 9/23/19.
Listed size: 6-4 275.
Brings to Clemson: Linthicum, a former teammate of Bryan Bresee, is rated as high as the No. 1 center in the 2021 class. Here’s how 247Sports analyzed his play during the recruiting process: “Powerful body with sturdy frame. Played lacrosse growing up. Quick feet and athletic. Very good knee bend. Explodes at the snap and plays low. Fast, accurate, powerful hands. Drives legs once engaged. Overpowers opponents time and again. Flexible in upper body. Gets to second level well.”
Depth chart fit: Graduate Cade Stewart has played the lion’s share of snaps this season and there’s opportunity there for Linthicum to step in, whether next year in a big role or platooning if Stewart were to decide to come back.
Robbie Caldwell on Linthicum: "He's the first natural center we've had in a while. Very physical...Man, we're excited. He's going to bring a toughness and physical attitude we're all going to enjoy."
Overview: Ranked as the No. 120 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com, which listed him as the best center in the nation and the fifth-best player from Maryland … 247Sports ranked him as the eighth-best center in the nation and 21st-best player from Maryland … ESPN.com ranked him among its top 300 prospects nationally as well as the fourth-best center in the nation and 14th-best player from Maryland … invited to play in the Under Armour All-America Game … did not have a 2020 high school season due to COVID-19 pandemic … committed to Clemson on Sept. 23, 2019 … recruited by Robbie Caldwell and Mike Reed … played football, basketball and lacrosse in high school … plans to enroll at Clemson in January 2021 … played for Josh Klotz at Damascus High School … became Clemson’s second signee from Damascus in a two-year span, joining 2020 signee Bryan Bresee … born Sept. 7, 2002.