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#92 Overall, #9 LB, #3 NC
#11 Overall, #1 LB, #1 NC
#13 Overall, #2 OLB, #1 NC
Five-star Charlotte (N.C.) linebacker
Trenton Simpson announced a commitment on Saturday shortly after picking up a Clemson offer while on campus for a final official visit.
The commitment gives Clemson 22 pledges for the 2020 class and moves it back to the No. 1 spot in the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings.
"Blessed And Honored To Say I Just Received An Offer From Clemson University!!!" Simpson posted on Twitter Saturday before the announcement.
Simpson decommitted from Auburn in October and visited Clemson shortly after. He has also visited UNC twice.
Simpson was named the N.C. football player of the year. He is rated as high as the No. 2 outside linebacker in the nation.
He had previously set an announcement for signing day.
In the 2020 linebacker class, Clemson is also a leading contender for the No. 1-rated inside linebacker, Justin Flowe, who is expected to announce during the early signing period Dec. 18.