Elite LB commits to Clemson


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Vonta Bentley - Linebacker
TigerNet: (4.42)

Height: 6-0   Weight: 220   Hometown: Birmingham, AL (Jackson-Olin HS)   Class: 2019
ESPN:
#285 Overall, #8 LB, #11 AL
Rivals:
#179 Overall, #11 LB, #8 AL
24/7:
#27 ILB, #20 AL
Bentley has a chance to be a standout at Clemson
Bentley has a chance to be a standout at Clemson

Another highly ranked recruit from Alabama is headed to TigerTown.

4-star linebacker Vonta Bentley from Birmingham, AL (Jackson-Olin) committed to Clemson on Friday while at the All-In Cookout.

He publicly told the recruiting world with an impressive announcement video.

"I trust the process and I'm ready to commit," he said in the video. "Go Tigers!"

Bentley has been to Clemson three times on unofficial visits and was very comfortable with the coaching staff.

TigerNet spoke with Bentley this week and he had the following to say about his recruitment.

"I’m a Bama fan. Bama and Miami fan,” Bentley said. "Bama wasn’t showing that much love. Clemson is showing the most love and hitting me up most every day and stuff like that. Why not? I think it’s for the best. They got players, coaching, family feel of it as a team."

He said that it was really neat to meet Clemson president Jim Clements.

"They said they’ll make sure the grades and what I want to do outside of football," Bentley continued. "When I went down there I met with the president of Clemson. Other schools, I never met the president of the school."

The Clemson coaching staff showed him a lot of love during the recruiting process.

"They are hyped,” Bentley said. "The love that they show and the family feel, and that they need me. They said the first thing I would be doing is blitzing. Clemson leads because they are showing the most love, being real with me. They said that they need me and want me and that means a lot to me. If other schools step up to the plate like that and say the same thing then I’ll know I’m a need for their program."

Bentley had 79 last season and 163 total stops over the last three seasons.

The defensive playmaker is now part of a stable of 2019 linebacker commits in four-star Bryton Constantin, three-star Keith Maguire, and three-star Greg Williams.

He is Clemson's 19th commit for the 2019 recruiting cycle.

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