DB Ronald Geohaghan (6-1 190) of Allendale Fairfax pulled the trigger following camp today and committed to Clemson. “I went and told coach (Marion) Hobby and we went and told coach (Dabo) Swinney together,” Geohaghan said. He chose the Tigers over USC, North Carolina, NC State, Duke and Pitt. “I felt it was the right fit for me academically and athletically,” he said. “It’s a place and can concentrate on my studies, develop in the weight room and be a good teammate.” Geohaghan is strong with his commitment but is planning to take other visits. “I want to enjoy the recruiting process but I am firm with Clemson,” Geohaghan added. His other offers included Illinois, Kentucky, Tulsa and East Carolina among the previously mentioned schools. He is the sixth commitment for the 2012 class.
ATH Cordrea Tankersley (6-1 190) of Silver Bluff made his commitment to Clemson last night when he called a member of the coaching staff. “I called (coach Charlie Harbison) to let him know I was committing,” Tankersley said. “He told me to call coach (Dabo) Swinney so I talked to both of them.” For Tankersley, the decision was easy. “There was no doubt about it,” he said. “I love the people and the coaches and they love me. I started getting serious about it with my parents last week and went ahead and got it over with.” He had narrowed his list to three choosing the Tigers over USC and Miami. “I love the atmosphere there,” he said adding, “They have great academics and they’re bringing in some other good recruits.” Tankersley will camp at Clemson next Thursday. He was the fifth commitment for Clemson’s 2012 class. LB Lorenzo Phillips (6-1 200) of Patterson, LA attended Clemson’s camp this week with good friend and teammate DB Trevon Stewart. The two plan to attend the same school and both like Clemson. But the Tigers have not stepped up with an offer at this point. “I pretty much liked everything,” Phillips said. “I was impressed with everything they have. They didn’t talk about an offer. I did talk with Coach Steele.” Phillips once was committed to Texas A&M. He still has an offer from the Aggies along with offers from Nebraska, Baylor, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Florida, LSU and Alabama. Phillips currently has no favorite. “In early July, we’ll see which schools have offered both of us,” he said. “We definitely want to go to the same school.” Phillips and Stewart will head to Alabama after Clemson. Later this month they plan to visit Florida.
DE Keilin Rayner of Leland, NC has not had a chance to see many schools but that will change over the next few weeks. Rayner has been to Duke, East Carolina and NC State, and he continues to favor Duke. He plans to visit USC, North Carolina and Virginia Tech. He will attend a USC camp in July. “After visiting South Carolina and North Carolina, I might like them,” he said. Rayner has offers from USC, Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, NC State and Wake Forest. He said he might visit Clemson as well at some point. He plans to make his decision after the season.
6-1 PG Jordan Roper of Irmo made a commitment to Clemson Thursday. Roper picked the Tigers over VCU. He also had offers from Tulane, Presbyterian, Tennessee State, UNC Asheville and High Point. “I’m real excited,” Roper said. “I think I fit in and can contribute wherever they need me. With their offense, there is no designated ball handler. They see me playing some wing and some point, and they think I can have a successful career.” Roper averaged 20 points and 4 assists per game last season. He’s the Tigers’ 2nd commitment for the 2012 class.