Late this past week, Clemson landed a nonbinding verbal commitment from a player who’s not only the top defensive end in the country, but the consensus No. 1 player at any position in the country in the Class of 2013.
A couple of days later, the Tigers have landed another verbal from another highly-rated player at the same position.
According to multiple media outlets, Avon (Ind.) High School end Elijah Daniel verbally committed to Clemson Sunday afternoon. The verbal comes shortly after the four-star recruit’s first-ever visit to the school.
“They answered all of my questions,” Daniel told Rivals.com of his decision to commit less than eight months ahead of signing day. “Other schools I visited didn’t jump off the charts with all of the answered questions Clemson was able to provide. The coaching is good and I got a good feel for everybody.”
Rivals.com rates Daniel as the No. 13 strongside end in the current class, while Scout.com and 247Sports.com has the 6-4, 253-pounder rated as the No. 4 and No. 8 end, respectively. In addition to Clemson, Daniel has also visited, among others, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan State and Notre Dame. His myriad scholarship offers also included Ohio State and Oklahoma.
Daniel indicated that, in all likelihood, he was done taking visits, official or otherwise.
“I’m pretty much done,” Daniel said. “Right now I really like Clemson. It’ll probably will be home there because I’ve already been to all of the other places I was interested in.”