Clemson has become a national powerhouse under coach Dabo Swinney, winning the title last season and coming up just short in a couple of other recent seasons.

The Tigers won’t be going away in 2018, either, especially after Monday’s news that star DT Christian Wilkins will return for his senior year.

That means Clemson will have all four defensive-line starters back in 2018 — Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell, Austin Bryant and Dexter Lawrence:

Wilkins finished with 60 tackles and five sacks in 2017. He and his talented teammates will form what will likely be one of the best defensive lines in the country.

Could we see Alabama-Clemson, part IV in 2018? Based on Monday’s news, it is certainly possible.