The commitment from Swansea LB Greg Williams wasn’t enough for Clemson Thursday night. The Tigers followed that with a pledge from DE Logan Cash (6-3 255) of Winder, GA. Cash led Georgia last season with 23.5 sacks and expects to play inside and outside on the Tigers’ defensive line.
Cash made four visits to Clemson during his recruiting process, the last one a couple of weeks ago when he stayed overnight and got a true read on things. That visit pushed Clemson over the top with him ahead of other offers from Michigan State, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, West Virginia, Washington, Miami, Duke, Georgia Tech and NC State.
“I’ve kind of known since the third time I visited that it was a place I definitely was going to consider, and the fourth time I visited I pretty much knew but I just wanted to take time and make sure of that decision,” Cash said. “I spoke with some players and they told me how great it is. I spent some more time with the coaches. That just sealed the deal.”
Besides his strength as a pass rusher, Cash is tough to run against inside. He totaled 101 tackles with 40 tackles for loss last season. That versatility trait stood out to the Clemson defensive coaches.
“I’m going to be a jumbo player,” he said. “They’ve been telling me I can play D-tackle and D-end. I just want to play wherever I’m the best fit.”
And he hopes to fit in with what has been one of the nation’s best defenses in recent seasons.
“It definitely means a lot,” he said. “I hope I can get in the mix. I can’t thank them enough for the opportunity.”
Cash said his recruiting is over. He has not yet decided if he will sign early and if he will graduate early. He’s the Tigers’ 17th commitment for the 2019 class.