Johnson commits to Clemson, finishes 2015 recruiting class


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Johnson made the trip to Clemson for the Tigers' win over South Carolina
Johnson made the trip to Clemson for the Tigers' win over South Carolina

Clemson’s 2015 recruiting class is finally complete, a full three months after National Signing Day, with the addition of Denzel Johnson.

The 3-star athlete out of Columbia (SC) A.C. Flora made his commitment official at his school Wednesday morning, becoming the 26th and final member of the Tigers’ 2015 class.

He had offers from Clemson, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Liberty, Louisville, North Carolina State, Old Dominion, South Carolina State, Towson and UMass.

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had been personally recruiting Johnson since Swinney saw Johnson play against Daniel in last year’s playoffs, and Johnson told TigerNet Tuesday evening that he has known for over a month that Clemson was his destination and that Swinney was a big part of that decision.

“I figured it out about a month ago. When I went on my official visit, everything was amazing and even better than what I thought,” Johnson said. “All I can say is that it's a blessing. I feel honored that Dabo Swinney is my recruiter. I've gotten to know him a lot. He keeps everything real. This is a lot of fun for me – a real happy moment.”

Johnson had been waiting to see if he has the grades – and test scores – before he knew if he will qualify. He got his ACT scores back earlier this month and his grades matched up, allowing him to qualify.

He said that learning his grades might keep him out of school was a life-changing moment.

“It pushed me to do a lot better. This is a wake-up call for me,” he said. “I feel like I've really grown up through all of this. My whole personality and everything changed. When the coaches told me that I had to get my grades up to qualify, that's the moment that I grew up.”

Johnson then said that his family is on board with his decision.

“They love it. My dad, my mom and my family met Coach Swinney on the official visit and they said they love him,” he said. “They love how the coaches talk to the players and tell them what's up. The family is good with my decision. Especially with Coach Swinney, you can tell that family is really important. Most of the coaches went to Clemson.”

Johnson had 69 catches for 910 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. He also played safety and had 60 tackles with two interceptions and eight passes broken up. After the season, he was selected 2014 HSSR 3A player of the year, and said that Clemson’s coaches haven’t decided where he will fit once he gets on campus this summer.

“They told me that I will be able to work at either wide receiver, corner or kick return,” he said. “I don't really have a preference where I play.”

He also said he wants to not only help Clemson win championships but make it to the next level.

“I love competing and I love the competition,” Johnson said. “My goal is to try to get to the NFL after three years. That's my main goal and then I'll go back and get my degree.”






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spacer Good job Denzel***
Tiger Woods
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74TIGER
spacer question . what does Dabo and the coaches . .
PetesPonies
spacer Currie(former Clemson/Dabo 5*WR) & his coach is HIGH on him.
MRTTMT
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armsb
spacer Awesome news! Welcome to Tiger Town Mr. Johnson!***
cutigerbob®
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CinTiger1
spacer Suck it, coots.***
tigerdrummer®
spacer Re: Suck it, coots.***
Tigerdug23®
spacer awesome. can he play D Line?***
jtiger1®
spacer What a great looking family.....Welcome to Tiger Nation...
TigerLinks
spacer Indeed. Bet they had a hard time finding that many CU.....
gibmac®
spacer there ya go.
freakgeek
spacer He's very talented at WR
PenthouseTiger
spacer Re: He's very talented at WR
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PenthouseTiger
spacer Good to see
imacutiger12
spacer Yeah that was my thought.....kid seems pretty sure
firebarker
spacer Hey, if he is a lock to be drafted after
GrayBengal®
spacer Composite 3*
MRTTMT
spacer Truly hope he is a stud and goes pro in 3 yrs....
firebarker
spacer His offer list(and rating) reflects him never taking the
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spacer WEKCOME to CLEMSON DJ..your life is going to be a success b/c of it!
lightbulbbill®
spacer you wekcome, sir,***
firebarker
spacer Welp...
Listerine611®
spacer He's going to end up being a DB***
Tiger4Life1995
spacer Ebo---***
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