East Coast Spotlight: Five programs off to strong starts for 2026

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The 2026 Rivals250 was unveiled last month and teams around the country are beginning to sort out their priorities for the next recruiting cycle. Here are five programs from the East Region that are off to good starts with the 2026 class.

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CLEMSON

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Clemson operates by its own rules when it comes to recruiting so it hasn’t offered any 2026 prospects just yet but, nevertheless, the Tigers are set up for an outstanding 2026 recruiting class.

The impact of changes made to the coaching staff by Dabo Swinney has already made a noticeable difference for the 2025 class. Bringing in coaches Matt Luke and Chris Rumph have provided a necessary jolt on the recruiting trail at key positions that have seen better days on the field.

With a massive 2024 season on the horizon, improved outcomes on the field should put Clemson back among the elite when it comes to recruiting highly ranked talent. That’s true for the 2025 and 2026 classes.

Rivals250 prospects Tyler Atkinson, Samari Matthews, Bryce Perry-Wright, Maxwell Riley and Leo Delaney are just a few coveted 2026 prospects who have shown a lot of interest in Clemson thus far.

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NORTH CAROLINA

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The 2026 cycle in the state of North Carolina is excellent and the Tar Heels are in position to capitalize on the…

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Publish date : 2024-04-02 13:22:49

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