Tuesday Clemson landed a commitment from 2023 quarterback Christopher Vizzina. Wednesday the Tigers gained a commitment from a big target for Vizzina and the other quarterbacks to throw to. TE Reid Mikeska (6-6 233) of Cypress, TX announced his commitment to the Tigers after narrowing his list to a dozen. The others were USC, Alabama, Texas Tech, LSU, Miami, Florida, Michigan State, North Carolina, Baylor Auburn and Tennessee.
Mikeska visited Clemson for the first time March 5th and started to be won over at that point.
“It’s just a team culture, winning culture,” Mikeska said earlier this year. “Great school. Great location. Great fanbase. There’s nothing to not like about Clemson. I love the coaches. Coach (Dabo) Swinney was amazing. Top-tier facilities, coaches, culture. They are going to win many more national championships. You can’t really ask for anything more than that.”
Mikeska brings multiple skills to the tight end position at Clemson, a big body for blocking but athletic enough to detach and make plays down the field like a wide receiver. Last season he caught 24 passes for 300 yards and 4 touchdowns.
“They want me to play that tight end role and I could just come in and make a difference because of the way I play. I can play H-back, split out and on the line scrimmage. They feel that fits their offense really well.”
Mikeska gives Clemson three commitments for the 2023 class.