#28 Overall, #3 DT, #5 CA
Four-star Antioch, California defensive tackle Jacob Bandes announced a commitment to Washington Friday. Bandes added a Clemson offer last month after earning Opening Finals DL MVP honors and the Tigers were hoping to land an official visit. Bandes moved up his timeline, however, and he will be an early enrollee. Colorado, Illinois and Oregon were among the other contenders.
#279 Overall, #17 RB, #27 FL
Naples running back and Clemson commit Chez Mellusi has high expectations for a senior season starting next week, recognized as one of southwest Florida's five players to watch by NBC 2 in Naples.
Mellusi told the channel that he is looking to follow in the footsteps of Naples High alum and former Clemson running back Duane Coleman, seeking to bring a state championship to Naples after reaching the semifinals last season.
"To win a state championship would complete the legacy by far," Mellusi said, who rushed for 1,505 yards and 19 touchdowns last season.
Hometown: New Orleans,
LA (Edna Karr HS)
#216 Overall, #17 DB, #13 LA
#52 Overall, #7 DB, #5 LA
#354 Overall, #32 CB, #15 LA
Four-star 2019 cornerback Devin Bush (New Orleans, La.) announced he is opening up his recruitment after previously narrowing his top schools down to a trio of LSU, Clemson and Tennessee.
"After much thought, consideration, and prayer... and after speaking with my family I have officially decided to reopen my recruitment," Bush posted on Twitter. "I look forward to exploring some different athletic programs and I pray that God plants my feet in a place He chooses just for me."
Clemson offered Bush, a Maxpreps All-American and All-State corner, in February.
#506 Overall, #39 S, #26 NC
Clemson 2019 safety commit Lannden Zanders was featured on WSOC Charlotte TV as one of the top players in the region. His Crest Chargers open versus South Point tonight (7:30).
Zanders talks about growing up a Clemson fan and how meeting Clemson's DeAndre Hopkins has him on a path to be a role model for young players:
#485 Overall, #35 SDE, #52 GA
Three-star Archer (Ga.) defensive end Colby Wooden committed to Auburn on Thursday. Wooden listed Clemson as his other finalist but had been trending Auburn's way for months.
Wooden teammate and cornerback Andrew Booth is committed to Clemson and safety teammate Jalyn Phillips is set to commit on Monday, where Clemson is a favorite in a group among Oklahoma, Tennessee and Alabama.
"Distance doesn’t really matter to me, but playing for an in-state school would mean a lot to me," James said. "Playing close to home my family would get to see me and it’s only an hour and a half to South Carolina and three and a half hours to Clemson. I know that my fanbase will follow me wherever I go, but it really would mean a lot to stay at home, but that’s not going to be the deciding factor."
South Carolina was among the schools eliminated, along with Arizona, Kansas, Florida State and Virginia.
Clemson’s coaching staff feels like they have a great shot at a recruit if they can get him on campus for a visit. Four-star defensive tackle Jacob Bandes of Antioch (CA) Pittsburg hasn’t made a trip to Clemson for a visit, but the Tigers are still in the mix. Full Story >>