Why be excited: Priester was a late commit for the 2013 class, but had to play a year at Fork Union (Va.) before enrolling early this January. Clemson WR coach Jeff Scott was ready for him last year. "Kyrin, because of his size at 6-2, gives us some versatility," Scott said. "He can play several different positions: our 'nine,' where DeAndre Hopkins played these past years, or our 'five' where Jaron Brown played. And he can also play the 'two' spot where Sammy (Watkins) plays. Kyrin meets the requirements for all three positions. Because of his versatility, that will probably allow him to make an impact sooner rather than later."
You may not know: After finding a home in Clemson, former N.C. State DBs coach Mike Reed was influential in both Priester and Marcus Edmond switching from the Wolfpack to the Tigers in the last cycle. Priester was originally a Georgia commit.
How he fits into the depth chart: As Scott layed out above, Priester, who's the top-rated prep school receiver, has the game and versatility to catch passes from whoever wins the '14 Clemson quarterback battle.
High School: Fork Union (Va.)
Coach: John Shuman
Recruited By: Tony Elliott, Mike Reed
Date Committed: Jan. 20, 2013 Other Offers: Georgia, N.C. State, Ohio State, South Carolina and TCU among more.
Senior – 56 catches for 1,116 yards, 12 TDs.