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4-star safety commits to Clemson
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Four-star 2019 Lawrenceville, Georgia safety Jalyn Phillips announced a commitment to Clemson on Monday. Phillips had said he made up his mind in June - shortly
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Clemson TE commit scores 2 TDs
18 hours ago by
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TigerNet: (4.36)

Height: 6-6   Weight: 220   Hometown: Riverdale, GA (Riverdale HS)   Class: 2019
ESPN:
#4 TE-H, #42 GA
Rivals:
#128 Overall, #4 TE, #13 GA
24/7:
#435 Overall, #20 TE, #43 GA
Four-star Riverale (Ga.) tight end Jaelyn Lay posted a strong senior campaign start with two touchdowns and another key long reception in a 39-0 win over North Clayton (Ga.) over the weekend.

The TDs were both in the red zone, of eight and nine yards. Lay totaled four touchdowns total in his junior season.

Check out highlights from week one for Lay below;

Georgia OT picks up Clemson offer
19 hours ago by
2020 Canton, Georgia offensive tackle John Williams announced a Clemson offer on Sunday evening. Williams attended Dabo Swinney camp in June after adding a numb
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Clemson safety target announcing Monday afternoon
1 day ago by
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TigerNet: (3.73)

Height: 6-1   Weight: 190   Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA (Archer HS)   Class: 2019
ESPN:
#24 S, #43 GA
Rivals:
#27 DB, #45 GA
24/7:
#378 Overall, #28 S, #36 GA
Clemson 2019 safety target Jalyn Phillips announced he will make his commitment at 2:30 p.m. on Monday at his high school. Phillips has narrowed down his schools to Clemson, Oklahoma and Alabama, with the Tigers considered a favorite.

After a long recruitment process, Phillips announced his Clemson offer after a stop at Dabo Swinney camp in June. He tallied 58 stops with an interception last season.

Phillips is rated as high as a four-star prospect by ESPN.



DB target sets commitment date
2 days ago by
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TigerNet: (4.50)

Height: 5-11   Weight: 180   Hometown: Washington, DC (St. John's College HS HS)   Class: 2020
ESPN:
#110 Overall, #9 DB, #3 DC
Rivals:
#77 Overall, #8 DB, #3 DC
24/7:
#62 Overall, #6 CB, #4 DC
2020 four-star cornerback Luke Hill (Washington, D.C.) announced Saturday he will commit on Sept. 1. Hill has regarded Clemson as a favorite and stopped in for Dabo Swinney camp in June.

Hill had Clemson in a top-10 with South Carolina, Oklahoma, Penn State, Texas A&M, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Florida and Alabama in June. In addition to Clemson, Hill also visited Penn State and Alabama in June.

Hill credited his relationship with cornerbacks coach Mike Reed as a strength for Clemson.

“The relationship I have with Coach Reed,” he said of reasons why Clemson stood out in June. “Whenever I talk to Coach Reed, it’s mostly football and life. He basically keeps telling me to keep working and keep working hard...

“Playing time is a main factor. but the main thing with Coach Reed is that Clemson plays with six DBs on the field at one time. Playing time becomes less important when you know there are six DBs because there is more opportunity.”



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Clemson safety commit named game MVP
2 days ago by
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TigerNet: (3.05)

Height: 6-1   Weight: 189   Hometown: Shelby, NC (Crest HS)   Class: 2019
ESPN:
#35 S, #22 NC
Rivals:
#45 NC
24/7:
#506 Overall, #39 S, #26 NC
Clemson 2019 safety commit Lannden Zanders posted a strong effort on both sides of the ball in a 28-11 Crest (N.C.) win over South Point Friday.

Zanders logged a touchdown catch in four receptions for 44 yards and also tallied six total stops. He was named the star of the game by the Gaston Gazette.

Check out highlights from Zanders' game below:

DT target commits to Pac-12 school
3 days ago by
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TigerNet: (4.38)

Height: 6-3   Weight: 295   Hometown: Antioch, CA (Pittsburg HS)   Class: 2019
ESPN:
#59 Overall, #7 DT, #6 CA
Rivals:
#13 DT, #36 CA
24/7:
#28 Overall, #3 DT, #5 CA
Four-star Antioch, California defensive tackle Jacob Bandes announced a commitment to Washington Friday. Bandes added a Clemson offer last month after earning Opening Finals DL MVP honors and the Tigers were hoping to land an official visit. Bandes moved up his timeline, however, and he will be an early enrollee. Colorado, Illinois and Oregon were among the other contenders.



Clemson RB commit named region player to watch
3 days ago by
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TigerNet: (4.46)

Height: 6-1   Weight: 205   Hometown: Naples, FL (Naples HS)   Class: 2019
ESPN:
#141 Overall, #6 RB, #25 FL
Rivals:
#19 RB, #42 FL
24/7:
#279 Overall, #17 RB, #27 FL
Naples running back and Clemson commit Chez Mellusi has high expectations for a senior season starting next week, recognized as one of southwest Florida's five players to watch by NBC 2 in Naples.

Mellusi told the channel that he is looking to follow in the footsteps of Naples High alum and former Clemson running back Duane Coleman, seeking to bring a state championship to Naples after reaching the semifinals last season.

"To win a state championship would complete the legacy by far," Mellusi said, who rushed for 1,505 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.

Watch more from the interview below:

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DB target opens up recruitment
3 days ago by
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TigerNet: (4.50)

Height: 6-0   Weight: 190   Hometown: New Orleans, LA (Edna Karr HS)   Class: 2019
ESPN:
#216 Overall, #17 DB, #13 LA
Rivals:
#175 Overall, #17 DB, #8 LA
24/7:
#355 Overall, #32 CB, #15 LA
Four-star 2019 cornerback Devin Bush (New Orleans, La.) announced he is opening up his recruitment after previously narrowing his top schools down to a trio of LSU, Clemson and Tennessee.

"After much thought, consideration, and prayer... and after speaking with my family I have officially decided to reopen my recruitment," Bush posted on Twitter. "I look forward to exploring some different athletic programs and I pray that God plants my feet in a place He chooses just for me."

Clemson offered Bush, a Maxpreps All-American and All-State corner, in February.



Clemson safety commit featured among top local talents
3 days ago by
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Lannden Zanders - Safety Copy Embed Code
TigerNet: (3.05)

Height: 6-1   Weight: 189   Hometown: Shelby, NC (Crest HS)   Class: 2019
ESPN:
#35 S, #22 NC
Rivals:
#45 NC
24/7:
#506 Overall, #39 S, #26 NC
Clemson 2019 safety commit Lannden Zanders was featured on WSOC Charlotte TV as one of the top players in the region. His Crest Chargers open versus South Point tonight (7:30).

Zanders talks about growing up a Clemson fan and how meeting Clemson's DeAndre Hopkins has him on a path to be a role model for young players:



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