The Terrell family of Atlanta continues to be good to the Clemson football program. Monday afternoon CB Avieon Terrell (6-0 170) announced a commitment to the Tigers. He will be following in his brother’s footsteps. CB AJ Terrell had an outstanding three-year career with Clemson and became a first-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons.
Clemson wasted little time identifying Avieon as a prime prospect. Dabo Swinney and Mike Reed offered him as a freshman in 2020 after seeing him plenty in their camps. They figured he’d develop along the lines of his brother, and that appears to be the case.
“It felt great because Clemson is my dream school,” Terrell said at the time of his offer. “That is where my brother went. Trevor Lawrence got his going into his junior year and Deshaun Watson got his going into his tenth-grade year, so I am like the only one in Clemson history to get that offer. And when I went to the Clemson camp, I was the only 8th grader going against high school players and locking them down. So, I brought that to the eyes of the coaches.”
Avieon also said at the time that while having had a famous brother play for Clemson, his offer from the Tigers stands out on its own, though he knows some will call it a gift.
“Some people might think I only got the offer because of my brother,” he said. “That is what they will say. But people need to go look at my film. I know there are people that think that, but I work. I earned a lot of things and not everything is because of my brother.”
After getting that offer in 2020, and going thru the recruiting process where he narrowed his decision to Clemson, Texas A&M, Auburn, Kentucky and Michigan State, Avieon was clear back then what his path would be.
“Clemson already feels like home. Clemson felt like home for my brother,” he said. “And even if he didn’t go to Clemson, that would be my dream school. It was dream school before he went there.”
Terrell was at Clemson last week for another camp session and visit. He is Clemson’s fifth commitment for the 2023 class and the second at cornerback.
- NATHANIEL JOSEPH WR 5-8 170 MIAMI
- CHRISTOPHER VIZZINA QB 6-4 207 BIRMINGHAM
- BRANDEN STROZIER CB 6-2 175 ALPHARETTA, GA
- AVIEON TERRELL CB 6-0 170 ATLANTA
- DAVID OJIEGBE DE 6-3 235 WASHINGTON, DC