One of Clemson’s remaining major targets for the 2021 class, SAF Andrew Mukuba (5-11 181) of Austin, TX will announce his college commitment on October 1st. He has not yet set the time or the delivery method, but he has made his decision. Mukuba said he chose from a final four of Clemson, Texas, LSU and Missouri. He said he has not yet let the schools know of his decision, but he will before he goes public.
He has been in contact with his schools via calls, text messages, zooms and virtual visits. He exchanged text messages with Clemson safeties coach Mickey Conn Sunday and was on a Zoom with head coach Dabo Swinney over the weekend.
Mukuba said because Texas was the only one of his finalists he was able to visit, he had to make his decision off more than stadiums and facilities.
“Just the relationship I had with the coaching staff on the defensive side of the ball and the head coach,” Mukuba said. “That stood out to me the most. They (his choice) just told me they really liked my versatility on the defensive side of the ball. They felt like I can play any position in the secondary and they felt like I’m their type of player.”
Mukuba said previously that Clemson made him their only safety target for the class backing off several other prospects. He watched the Tigers play in their first two games and liked what he saw.
“They play hard,” Mukuba. ” And they play everybody. I saw a couple of freshmen in the game, so that was nice to see.
Last season Mukuba had 26 tackles with 2 interceptions. He also plays receiver and caught 33 passes for 641 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’s rated as a four-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite and is ranked as the #12 safety nationally.