Two years ago, Deshaun Watson gave Clemson a signing day bonus when the high school sophomore committed to the Tigers.
Now the Tigers could be in line for another early jackpot.
Mitch Hyatt, the nation's top-rated offensive tackle prospect for 2015, will announce his college choice on Wednesday during a 7 p.m. ceremony at North Gwinett High in Suwanee, Ga., according to a report by Scout's Chad Simmons.
Clemson has long been considered the school to beat for Hyatt, who is the nephew of former Tiger defensive lineman Dan Benish. He has offers from many of the nation's top programs, and is also reported to be considering Georgia and Ohio State. He also has offers from Alabama, Florida State, Florida, South Carolina, Southern California and others.
A consensus five-star prospect, Hyatt is rated as the nation's No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 4 players overall by 247Sports. The 6-6, 270-pound Hyatt is rated as the nation's best at his position by ESPN, Rivals and Scout.
In its profile, Scout describes Hyatt as "one of the more polished offensive linemen in the 2015 class. He is a little on the lean side and he needs to add weight and strength, but he has a great frame for that. He has great feet, he moves very well, and he is equally strong in run blocking and pass protection. He has long arms, he can move in tight space, and he rarely gets out of position. He is bright and he had a lot of potential."
Hyatt, who visited Clemson for the Georgia game in September and again last Saturday for the Tigers' first major Junior Day, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that his uncle is helping him during the recruiting process.
“He just shares what went on when he was going through the same process," Hyatt said. "He gives me advice. He tells me not to stress out. He says to find a place where I will feel comfortable for four years. He’s not really pushing Clemson on me or anything. He just wants the best for me.”