A second national championship in three years gives Clemson plenty of recruiting momentum as the Tigers work to complete their 2019 class and add to their 2020 class. And what receiver wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of those darts thrown by Trevor Lawrence?
Ze’Vian Capers of Alpharetta, Ga., said Wednesday night he’s not that far off from becoming one of those receivers down the line in the ‘20 class.
Capers said Clemson is his favorite and a commitment is not far off, probably on his next visit which could come this month.
“It’s a pretty big margin,” Capers said of the Tigers’ lead over South Carolina, Florida and Arkansas. He said he talks regularly with receivers coach Jeff Scott and recruiter Brandon Streeter. He also attended three games in Death Valley this season so he has a good feel for how he would fit in.
“It’s not like they play one or two receivers. They rotate all their receivers, which is great,” Capers said. “They always have a great quarterback that can throw the ball. Their offense is like literally perfect. At my high school we run a spread offense so it’s kind of the same thing, so if I want to go to Clemson the offense would just be similar to what I run in high school.”
South Carolina and Arkansas also have been recruiting Capers hard and he visited both during the season. He said he hears from Gamecock coach Will Muschamp every day.
“We really talk about the type of season they had and how I can be utilized and what I can bring to the table,” Capers said. “He said he really needs some playmakers, and he said I’m that guy who can come in and make plays. I could boost the team’s confidence and I can get South Carolina over that next step.”
This season Capers had 60 catches for 1,187 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named the Offensive Player of the Year in Forsythe County and also was named all-region and all-state.