Nation's No. 1 OT recruit makes it official


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Hyatt with his “A Clemson man needs no introduction” shirt.
Hyatt with his “A Clemson man needs no introduction” shirt.

SUWANEE, G.A. – A Clemson man needs no introduction.

The nation’s number one offensive tackle for 2015, Mitch Hyatt Mitch Hyatt
Offensive Tackle
6-6, 270
Suwannee, GA

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out of Suwanee (GA) North Gwinnett, patiently stood in the wings waiting to officially announce his commitment to Clemson, but he didn’t need an introduction – the applause as he walked to the stage and the shirt he was wearing said it all.

“A Clemson man needs no introduction.”

After hearing stories of playing in Death Valley from his uncle and former defensive lineman Dan Benish, Hyatt said that he had always dreamed of playing football at Clemson University, and Wednesday night he took another step toward making that dream a reality

“I would have to say yes [it has always been a dream]”, Hyatt told the assembled media. “I’ve always had the idea in my head that I’ve wanted to go to Clemson and I’m excited for it to come true. He (Benish) says that running down the hill is unspeakable. It’s one of those things that you actually have to go there and be a part of it to understand what it’s like.”

Hyatt watched as all of the North Gwinnett seniors participated in their Signing Day ceremony, and still knowing that his day was a little over year away, he knew that it was time to announce his decision so that he can turn his focus to the 2014 football season.

“I just want to get this out of the way and push it to the side so that I can focus on making myself better and making my team better, also,” Hyatt said. “It’s definitely a good feeling because I know I don’t have anything to worry about any more.”

Clemson hosted a handful of juniors last Saturday, including Hyatt and the five-star prospect said that was the day he knew he was destined to be a Clemson Tiger.

“I went to Clemson’s Junior Day this past Saturday and I didn’t know too much about the academics and I figured out that Clemson fit all of my academic needs,” he said. “Clemson is the exact fit for me.”

Hyatt chose Clemson over Georgia and Ohio State and said that he liked things about the other schools, but Clemson was the entire package.

“Ohio St and Georgia were my other favorites,” he said. “I’ve been to a few Georgia games and I liked a few things about them. Ohio St. Coach Urban Meyer is a great coach and it seemed like a good place to be.”

Hyatt plans to enroll in January of 2015, and he said he will be ready to make his mark on the Clemson offensive line.
“I wouldn’t say that I want to change the whole perception of the offensive line, but I want to go in and make my mark,” he said.


Hyatt is the sixth commitment for the class of 2015 for the Tigers.

2015 Clemson Football commitments

Name	        POS	Ht/Wt	Hometown	
Mitch Hyatt 	OT	6-6/270	Suwannee, GA	
Shadell Bell 	WR	6-3/190	Decatur, GA	
Tanner Muse 	LB/S	6-4/205	Belmont, NC	
Noah Green 	OT	6-5/275	Boiling Springs, SC	
Van Smith 	RB/ATH	6-0/170	Charlotte, NC	
Tucker Israel 	QB	6-1/195	Orlando, FL

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spacer Too bad Mitch,
Tiger Woods
spacer and that, makes for a good evening!!! :-)
jbthe1tiger99
spacer Great recruiting class for 2014 ends w/a HUGE jolt for 2015!
orangeman
spacer Yall see the shirt hes wearing ?
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spacer As a high school sophomore, he handled Nkemdiche...
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spacer Who or what is a Nkemdiche?***
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martelapts
spacer He's Clemson in he heart. You can tell by his interviews
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spacer Well so is that Tuttle kid and he isn't considered a lock
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spacer Smart Guy! You are 1 year removed from the time of your life***
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spacer 5 stars with every service but ESecPN!! lol***
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spacer Hey MITCH
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spacer I consider all 17 to 19 year-olds kids. And some
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spacer ESPN will drop him to #5 -- because he chose non-SEC school
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