Clemson has 17 commitments in the 2021 class but does not yet have a cornerback in the group. The Tigers are hoping that will change Tuesday when four-star corner Nyland Green (6-2 188) of Covington, GA makes his commitment announcement. Green has already made his decision and has been in the process of shooting his announcement video. Clemson, Georgia, Auburn and Tennessee were the four major contenders at the end.
Clemson cornerbacks coach Mike Reed has been handling much of Green’s recruitment for the Tigers. Green said earlier this year he and Reed talked regularly and the coach likes what he can bring to the Clemson defense.
“He just told me how he likes how tall and long I am, and that I can really get after it. He likes my ball skills and my speed because I’m so tall. Mine and his relationship is pretty good. He keeps in contact with the entire family, sends letters and everything.”
Green also said he has a fondness for Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and defensive coordinator Brent Venables. He has gotten to know both well thru his visits there.
“I love those two guys,” Green said. “Coach Venables asks about my workouts and how I’m eating and what I was cooking up for dinner. Less football, more about how my day is going and how the family is doing, to be honest. I always liked the school and always had the biggest relationship with them. I visited a lot actually. Really love it there, for real.”
Green is ranked the #5 cornerback in the country in the 247Sports Composite, and the #9 prospect in Georgia for the 2021 class. He was chosen to play in the Under Armour All-American Game.