Tigers Receive Third Early Football Commitment

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CLEMSON, SC -- Tommy Bowden and his staff picked up their third commitment for the class of 2001 on Tuesday from 6-foot-5, 280-pound Grant Oliver. The Lexington, SC native played defensive tackle last year for Lexington High School but said he expects to play offensive line at either guard or tackle for the Tigers. Jimmy Satterfield, Oliver's high school coach, said he is a solid student who currently benches over 315 pounds and has good speed with a 4.9 40 time. Oliver had scholarship offers from both instate schools but chose Clemson even though he grew up a big fan of South Carolina.

"I wanted to stay instate and Clemson has turned their program around," Oliver told recruiting analyst, Mickey Plyler. "The Gamecocks still have a ways to go."

Oliver said his decision is final and he will not be making any visits to other schools. He was also receiving contact from Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Stanford, West Virginia and others. Clemson assistant Brad Scott recruited Oliver for the Tigers.

2001 Football Commitments

DE Maurice "Mo" Fountain from Camden, SC

DT Grant Oliver from Lexington, SC

WR Tymere Zimmerman from Bennettsville, SC

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