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The nation's top quarterback of the 2020 class, DJ Uiagalelei, announced Sunday his intention to attend Clemson University.

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The 6-foot-4, 240-pound quarterback marks the third "generational talent" the Tigers have had choose their program in the last six years.

In 2014 and 2018 the Tigers received commitments from former Tiger Deshaun Watson and current quarterback Trevor Lawrence -- both of whom were the No. 1-ranked quarterbacks available in their given class.

According to Greg Biggins, national recruiting analyst for 247sports, Uiagalelei is a, "Big, strong-armed quarterback with generational arm strength. Has a big frame but looks lean and is well put together. Has one of the strongest arms in recent memory and has won ‘long ball’ contests with a throw of 80+ yards. Is much more than a big arm."

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"Shows great touch, accuracy to all three levels of the field and great natural feel for throwing the football. Understands when to take a little off, throws with anticipation and is a plus athlete as well. Has the ability to run zone read and is a very good runner in the open field. Can buy time and is accurate throwing down the field rolling out to his right or his left. Natural leader and a great teammate who is also a potential high round draft pick in Major League Baseball. Can still improve going through progressions and finding secondary receivers as well as escaping pressure. Upside is off the charts. Projects as a impact upper tier Power 5 starter and future early NFL draft pick."

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The commitment of Uiagalelei came two days after the Tigers received the verbal commitment of five-star running back Demarkcus Bowman, which gave the Tigers their third five-star commitment of the 2020 class and furthered their stranglehold on first place in the overall recruiting rankings.

It should be noted, that with all of the success that Clemson and head coach Dabo Swinney have experienced in the last five seasons, it has happened without ever amassing a class that ranked No. 1 in the final rankings.

The highest ranking Swinney's Tigers have ever had was in 2018 when Clemson finished seventh. The Tigers finished ranked seventh in 2018 and 11th in 2016 -- the two years they won the national title.

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