In a recent journal entry, former Clemson commitment
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describes in his own words the excitement of getting a Clemson offer, committing to the Tigers and then the events that led to his decommitment.
During January and February, word came that Coach Kapilovic was coming to the school to visit. I believe it was when we were out for a professional day, Coach Akins, Coach Kap, and I sat down for a good 30-minute conversation. He told me the staff was fired up after watching my film, and they showed me more love that Clemson ever showed me in all my visits combined! I was interested in UNC! UNC is the perfect school for me in terms of academics and athletics. I FELL in LOVE! Clemson and UNC were dead-locked at that time. So I decided to go down and visit Clemson one last time. While I was there, I saw a whole other side to their program unlike on game day. I knew I had to take back that verbal commitment. About two weeks later, I went up to the UNC Junior Day, featuring the men’s basketball team play arch-rival Duke (another big-time contender for my services, I’ll tell you about it in the next journal entry) at the discretion of Clemson’s coaching staff.
About a week later, I decommitted from Clemson University, and my recruiting saga opened back up………………………