Junior OL Noah Green (6-5 275) of Boiling Springs Saturday committed to Clemson about an hour before the Tigers’ game with Wake Forest. “Just shook hands with Coach Dabo Swinney! I’m officially committed to Clemson! go tigers!!,” Green wrote on his Twitter page announcing his pledge. Green also had offers from USC, North Carolina, East Carolina and Vanderbilt. But his parents are Clemson graduates and he wasn’t about to break the family tradition. “When you know in your mind without a doubt that you want to go there, that’s when it’s time to commit, not before that,” Green said. “There’s no reason to wait after you know. I knew without a doubt that’s where I wanted to go to school. I wanted to go where I liked it the most. Clemson just met all the qualifications and I love it there.” Green, of course, has made several visits to Clemson and he also visited USC recently for the Vanderbilt game. Green also camped at Clemson where he got to know offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell. “I love coach Caldwell, I think he’s an awesome guy,” Green said. “Coach Swinney was telling me how he thinks I’m the perfect match for tackle.” Green is regarded as one of the state’s top prospects for the 2015 class. He’s the Tigers 4th commitment for the class and third from South Carolina.
Former USC commitment DB Wesley Green was at Georgia Saturday for the LSU game and has decided to take an official visit with the Bulldogs. That’s the only official visit he has decided on at this point. Green told the AJC he had a very good visit at Georgia Saturday and will make an unofficial visit to USC this Saturday. “It was a real good game, and I enjoyed myself. With Georgia’s defense, it caught my attention with how explosive they are. When the game was on the line, they made big plays. At the end of the fourth quarter, after Georgia had scored, they made great plays back-to-back. After that, the game was over with.” He’s also considering Tennessee, LSU and Ole Miss.
One of the most heavily recruited linebackers in the country is Ricky DeBerry (6-2 240) of Richmond, VA. He has 44 offers including ones from Clemson and USC. Some of the others are Florida, Ohio State, Southern Cal, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Iowa. DeBerry visited Clemson for the Georgia game and got a good feel for the place. “I like the game day atmosphere and I like the school in general” DeBerry said. “I like the coaching staff. Coach Swinney is a great guy, a players coach. It was pretty special for me.” DeBerry is going to Tennessee this weekend and will go to Penn State for the Nebraska game. He hasn’t visit USC but said, “I’m very interested in them as well.” He plans to visit more schools then narrow his list next spring. He also wants to get to Ohio State, Nebraska, and some southern and western schools. And he’s also going to visit the two in-state schools. DeBerry does not have favorites at this point. As an outside linebacker, he had 8 sacks last season.
ATH RayRay McCloud (5-9 175) of Tampa has been to Clemson twice for camps and has an offer from the Tigers, as well as one from USC. He also has offers from Florida, Arizona, Kentucky, Louisville, Ole Miss, South Florida, Tennessee and Wisconsin. This season he’s been to games at Florida and South Florida. McCloud has fond memories of his camp visits to Clemson. “Got a tour of the campus and it was real nice,” he said. “It’s a football town.” McCloud said Tiger assistants Mike Reed and Tony Elliott are recruiting him and are showing a lot of interest. He’s hearing from USC recruiter GA Mangus as well. “He wants me to come to a game,” he said. “He said I can help them on offense and defense.” McCloud plans to visit USC and Clemson at some point. He does not have favorites and won’t make a decision at the earliest until the beginning of next season. Last season McCloud rushed for 1383 yards and 13 touchdowns.
6-8 Donte Grantham of Hargrave Prep, VA made another visit to Clemson Saturday the give the Tigers one more look before he makes his decision this week. Grantham is down to the Tigers and Michigan. He also visited Clemson for the Georgia football game.
Also visiting Clemson were a pair of juniors from the state of Indiana, 6-10 Derrik Smits of Zionsville and 6-6 Bronson Kessinger of Cordyon. Smits is the son of former Indiana Pacers star Rik Smits. Clemson has offered along with Butler and Xavier. Kessinger has offers from Indiana State and Evansville and is also getting a lot of interest from Purdue.
6-5 DeSean Murray of Mount Holly, NC committed to Presbyterian.