Clemson added the 16th player to its 2018 class this morning, as Missouri stand-out Mario Goodrich III committed to the Tigers. Goodrich, who was at one time a Nebraska commit, picked Clemson over Georgia and LSU.
Goodrich and family were in Clemson two weeks ago, and on the visit the family was given the proverbial Orange Carpet treatment. Subsequently, the Clemson staff made the trip up to the "Show Me State" the following Monday to solidify things on the in-home visit, which included a stop at his school as well.
This is the second time in as many years the Tigers have reached into the mid-west and pulled a top-tier defensive back. You may recall the staff pulled off the same last-minute results with Isaiah Simmons, a player who hails from near by Kansas. Stay tuned to CUTigers.com for more throughout the day!
Mario Goodrich with his father, Brent Venables and CB Coach Mike Reed
As expected, the Tigers just missed on #1 CB Patrick Surtain, who signed with Bama. The Tigers also lost LB Dax Hollifield to the Hokies.
PAINT HIM ORANGE!!! JUSTYN ROSS CHOOSES CLEMSON OVER IN-STATE BAMA!!!
Dabo, Jeff Scott and Brandon Streeter do it again. The WRU brand is reinforced with the addition of 5-star WR Justyn Ross. The Tigers have now signed the #1 player in 6 different states: SC, NC, GA, FL, OH and AL. That is flat out incredible, especially when you consider recruiting juggernauts Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia and Florida State lost to the Tigers on the best players in their own back yards. More to come!
NOTE:Justyn Ross bumped Clemson ahead of Alabama for the #5 spot in the ESPN rankings, as I thought it might, adding insult to injury for the Tide! Bama, of course, still has bragging rights on the field, beating the Tigers out of another National Title.
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