The second of three 2016 commitments expected for Clemson came in around 11:30 this morning with LB Jamie Skalski of Newnan, GA announced for the Tigers over USC. He also had offers from North Carolina, Ole Miss, Central Florida, Marshall, Louisville and Wake Forest.
At one point, Skalski favored USC but he visited Clemson in late December and that visit moved the Tigers to the front of is list. He was back for their junior day late last month and that sealed his decision in his mind.
“I knew I liked the football and coaches at Clemson already and I just wanted to see the facilities and the academics,” Skalski said. “The facilities they have and the ones they are going to build, and the supporting cast, I like it all. Meeting coach Swinney was great, a guy to like right off the bat. He’s a natural leader and someone I definitely would like to play for.”
Skalski was limited to 7 games last season due to a broke hand. He had 78 tackles and 3 sacks. As a sophomore he had 120 tackles and 7.5 sacks.
“I have quick feet and I use my hands well,” he said. “I’m fast on the field and quick to react. I’m a big hitter.”
Skalski gives Clemson seven members in it’s 2016 class and the Tigers will add Spartanburg RB Tavien Feaster to the group when he announces around 6:00 PM tonight.