Clemson lands 4-star linebacker
New week. New slew of Clemson commitments.
The Tigers started the second straight week of the swing recruiting month with a bang, scoring a public pledge Monday from Hoschton (Ga.) Mill Creek four-star linebacker Jamal Anderson. Anderson had been a projection to Clemson by Tigerillustrated.com.
Anderson (6-3, 205) also had offers from Florida, Georgia, USC, Texas, Miami, UNC, Penn State, N.C. State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Boston College, Ole Miss and Michigan State.
And yet his decision came down to the Tigers and Utah.
His father, former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson, starred for the Utes and still lives in the state.
Anderson attended Clemson's official visit weekend, then followed through on his official visit to Utah before cancelling his planned trip this past weekend to Michigan State.
Defensive coordinator Wes Goodwin and area recruiter Mickey Conn offered Anderson (6-3, 205) in March, but Clemson had already had him in for a pair of games in the fall when he was a more obscure prospect.
The Tigers value Anderson as a bigger linebacker who can offer the size on the perimeter they have gotten from star Trenton Simpson.
Anderson makes for Clemson's sixth acquisition this month.
The Tigers now have ten commitments, nine of which are rated as four-stars by Rivals.com. Only Notre Dame has more four-star pledges currently.
Anderson joins Birmingham (Ala.) Briarwood Christian four-star quarterback Christopher Vizzina, Atlanta (Ga.) St. Christopher four-star corner Branden Strozier, Miami (Fla.) Edison four-star receiver Nathaniel Joseph, Riverview (Fla.) Sumner four-star safety Kylen Webb, Atlanta (Ga.) Westlake four-star corner Avieon Terrell, Austin (Texas) Vandegrift four-star lineman Ian Reed, Rockwall (Texas) four-star receiver Noble Johnson, Washington (D.C.) St. John's College four-star end David Ojiegbe and Naples (Fla.) tight end Olsen Henry.
With Anderson's pledge, Clemson's recruiting class now moves up to seventh nationally in the Rivals.com team rankings.
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