Clemson Saturday landed its third commitment for the 2019 class, all from Georgia, in TE Jaelyn Lay (6-5 215) of Riverdale. Lay committed to Dabo Swinney while on campus for the Tigers’ junior day.
Lay also visited Clemson for the junior day in January and the Tigers offered him on that visit. From that point, the Tigers moved into a primary position with him.
“I like that Clemson is not all about football but about how we can contribute in life after football,” Lay said. “They like my size and that I can run routes because I primarily play receiver at my school. I have the size of a tight end but move like a receiver. They said i can do multiple things in their offense.”
Lay is considered a down the field threat as a receiving tight end similar to what the Tigers had in Jordan Leggett. Last season he had 36 catches for 356 yards and 6 touchdowns despite a freshman quarterback and constant double and triple teaming.
Lay also had offers from USC, Louisville, Georgia, Indiana, Miami, Georgia Tech, Miami, Ole Miss, Syracuse and others. As for getting the chance to join a program that’s been in three straight playoffs, Lay responded, “It feels great.”
He said the commitment completes his recruiting, meaning he will not be visiting or entertaining offers from any other schools, and he said he is looking into signing early and enrolling early but that is still to be determined.
Clemson also has 2019 offers from DB Joseph Charleston of Alpharetta, GA and WR Brannon Spector of Calhoun.