Upstate OL flips commitment to Clemson
|Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8:25 PM-|
Clemson added its 12th commitment to the 2018 class by flipping a Virginia Tech pledge in the Upstate.
Dorman offensive lineman Jordan McFadden announced on Twitter Saturday night that he intends to play for the Tigers now.
"After talking it over with my family and friends, I have decided Clemson is the best (place) for me to continue my athletic and academic career," McFadden said with his announcement Saturday night.
McFadden had been a Virginia Tech commitment since July 4, but after an early August Clemson offer, he had been trending the Tigers' way. McFadden made an official visit for The Citadel game on Nov. 18. McFadden told TigerNet he had made his mind up and talked to Clemson coach Dabo Swinney about a week after that visit.
McFadden is a 3-star prospect on the 247Sports Composite rankings and the first offensive lineman in the 2018 Clemson class.
Clemson moved up one spot in the 247Sports rankings to 14th with McFadden's pledge. The Tigers rank eighth now on Rivals.com in rating average (3.67).
Staying home ?????? pic.twitter.com/cZtsvi6hOO— jmac?? (@Jmac_2332) December 10, 2017
Clemson 2018 commitments (247Sports rankings)
Cartersville (Ga.) QB Trevor Lawrence - 5-star/No. 1 QB
IMG (Fla.) DE Xavier Thomas - 5-star/No. 1 SDE
South Pointe (S.C.) WR Derion Kendrick - 4-star/No. 5 WR
Greater Atlanta Christian (Ga.) CB Kyler McMichael - 4-star/No. 12 CB
Lewisville (S.C.) DT Josh Belk - 4-star/No. 11 DT
South Gwinnett (Ga.) DE Justin Mascoll - 4-star/No. 9 WDE
IMG (Fla.) OLB Mike Jones Jr. - 4-star/No. 15 OLB
Daniel (S.C.) OLB Jake Venables - 3-star/No. 30 OLB
Newton (Ga.) DT Darnell Jefferies - 3-star/No. 41 DT
Seneca (S.C.) TE Braden Galloway - 3-star/No. 39 TE
Dorman (S.C.) OT Jordan McFadden - 3-star/No. 81 OT
South Pointe (S.C.) K BT Potter - 3-star/No. 5 K
Welcome bro ??— Xavier Thomas (@atxlete) December 10, 2017
Knew it was coming.. proud of you brotha. ?? https://t.co/SLyKwhkDx2— BT (@btpotter10) December 10, 2017
Yessir!!!!?? https://t.co/yqdivMeRId— Trevor Lawrence (@Trevorlawrencee) December 10, 2017
Congrats Brodie????? https://t.co/uXvpH919uQ— Zion Williamson (@ZionW32) December 10, 2017