Tigers Pick Up Offensive Lineman Commitment


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CLEMSON -- According to mickeyplyler.com, Roman Fry of Ironton, OH, will commit to the Tigers on Monday night, during an in-home visit from offensive line coach Ron West. Fry, who is 6-4 and 255 pounds, played offensive line and defensive end at Ironton High School.


Fry had been leaning to the Tigers for some time, but decided to end his recruiting after an official visit to West Virginia this past weekend. His official visit to Clemson will be January 11, but Fry has already taken an unofficial visit to Clemson during the football season.


“I took an unofficial visit to the Clemson – Virginia game, and I knew it was the place for me,” Fry told recruiting analyst Mickey Plyler.


Fry, who is being recruited for either the center or guard position, was named Second Team All-State and helped lead his to team to an impressive 11-1 record his senior year.


Besides Clemson, Fry had offers from West Virginia, Indiana, Wake Forest, Cincinnati, Ohio, Bowling Green and Akron. Ohio State was also showing a lot of interest.


Reported 2002 Football Commitments

1 LB Cory Groover 6-3 235 Hannah-Pamplico HS

2 LB Brandon Jamison 6-2 220 SW Miss JUCO

3 LB Kelvin Morris 6-3 225 SW Miss JUCO

4 DL Randy Jackson 6-4 275 GA Military JUCO

5 QB Will Proctor 6-3 190 Winter Park, FL

6 LB Anthony Walters 6-3 205 Lake View, SC

7 DE Irvin Brisker 6-7 240 Conyers, GA

8 ATH Gerald McCloud 6-3 185 Jacksonville, FL

9 WR Tymere Zimmerman 6-4 208 Fork Union Prep

10 OL Roman Fry 6-4 255 Ironton, OH



- Updates on some Clemson commitments: National Junior College Signing Day is one week from Wednesday (December 19). Signing at this time would allow a prospect to come in January and participate in spring practice. Expected to sign at this time are Clemson commits LB Brandon Jamison 6-2 220 SW Miss JUCO and LB Kelvin Morris 6-3 225 SW Miss JUCO. Both are on track to graduate and hope to be with the Tigers in January.


 Randy Jackson


Another Clemson commitment DL Randy Jackson 6-4 275 GA Military JUCO is not expected to sign in December. He is still committed to the Tigers but has taken a trip to USC and also plans to visit Auburn as well as Clemson. Jackson was also just named the National Junior College Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year. This season, Jackson registered 41 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 4 sacks and 10 quarterback pressures.


In the two years that Jackson has played for Georgia Military College, the team has compiled an 18-3 record, including a perfect 11-0 NJCAA National Championship season in 2001. In fact Jackson sealed the national championship for GA Military with a 43 yard interception for a touchdown in the fourth quarter in a 31-19 victory over Butler County CC, KS.


 Irvin Brisker


- Also in the committed but taking visits to other places besides Clemson category:
ATH Gerald McCloud 6-3 185 Jacksonville, FL will trip to USC this weekend and possibly Wake Forest and Tulane in January.

LB Anthony Walters 6-3 205 Lake View, SC looking at visiting USC.

DE Irvin Brisker 6-7 240 Conyers, GA did not take a scheduled visit to Georgia but still has a trip lined up with USC.

WR Tymere Zimmerman 6-4 208 Fork Union Prep has trips scheduled with West Virginia, USC, Miami.



- Other Recruiting tidbits: Names from the past that were named first team JUCO All-Americans for the 2001 Season were RB Ronald McClendon 5-9 185 Butler County CC, KS from Independence, LA and PK Scott Campbell 6-1 230 Georgia Military College from Clemson, SC


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