Recruits react to defensive coaching change

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Clemson commitment Ronnie Geohaghan Ronnie Geohaghan
6-0, 185
Fairfax, SC

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first heard the news of Clemson and defensive coordinator Kevin SteeleKevin Steele
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
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parting ways as he checked his Twitter account in between classes this morning, and at first he didn’t believe it.

“I saw it on Twitter and I thought it was just another rumor,” the defensive back prospect out of Fairfax told TigerNet this afternoon. “I had heard earlier in the week that he might be going to Tennessee, and then in the middle of the week that he had turned Tennessee down. And then today I heard that he was fired or had been let go. I didn’t really believe it until a couple of other guys texted me, and then I heard it had really happened.”

Geohaghan said he has talked to some of his fellow commitments, and their feelings towards Clemson have not changed.

“Everybody was shocked,” Geohaghan said. “But we also all realize this is a business and we have to do our part, and just come in make plays. I am All In. Who knows who they will bring in as a new linebackers coach or a defensive coordinator? Only time will tell.”

Linebacker T.J. Burrell T.J. Burrell
6-1, 205
Goose Creek, SC

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of Goose Creek said he heard about the change through the news, and while he didn’t want to comment on the change, he was looking forward to this weekend.

“I am coming up there this weekend for my visit, and I am concentrating on that,” he said. “Right now, that is all I want to concentrate on. But I don’t think it will change anything.”

Clemson commitment Travis Blanks Travis Blanks
Defensive Back
6-1, 180
Tallahassee, FL

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, another defensive back who is actually enrolling this week, tweeted earlier that he is also still All In, saying, “Who knows the definition of a committment? Bc I do! And I’m sticking to the commitment I made to Clemson Univ.”

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