Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; A close up view of a Clemson Tiger helmet with the BCS logo prior to the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

College football recruiting: 3-star QB Kelly Bryant commits to Clemson Tigers


Although the Clemson Tigers landed arguably the top quarterback in the class of 2014 in Deshaun Watson, the team is really lacking depth at the position after dismissing Chad Kelly earlier in the week.

The Tigers already have a quarterback commitment for the class of 2015 in Lake Nona, Florida’s Tucker Israel, but wanted to add another.

It did not take long for them to do just that. On Thursday, the Tigers received a commitment from 3-star Kelly Bryant.

“I called Coach [offensive coordinator Chad] Morris, and he told me to call Coach Swinney, and I made the commitment,” Bryant told Cory Fravel of 24/7 Sports. “They told me they were happy for me, congratulating me and welcoming me to the Clemson family. They were telling me what the commitment means. They were telling me what all of this means.”

The 6’4, 205-pound Bryant attends Wren High School in Piedmont, South Carolina.

Bryant is ranked as the 20th-best dual threat quarterback prospect, the ninth-best overall prospect in the state of South Carolina and the 450th best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

Bryant chose the Tigers over offers from the Duke Blue Devils, Florida Gators and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, among others.

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