The Clemson Tigers continued to roll on the recruiting trail on Wednesday, picking up a commitment from 4-star weak-side defensive end Clelin Ferrell.
Cory Fravel of 24/7 Sports has the scoop.
Ferrell came to visit Clemson in April on Spring Break. He told Clemson247 “It was the best visit I had at all the schools I went to. Coach Venables and Coach Hobby came to visit me a week after spring break and I knew Clemson was the place for me after their visit. I waited to see if anyone could pass Clemson but no one could.” Ferrell toured the academic and athletic facilities and said “The Clemson staff was just different. Clemson had what I was looking for from an academic standpoint which was important.”
Ferrell was looking for a school that had it all and said “Clemson has a great football tradition and on defense. I haven’t decided yet but I may major in Sports Nutrition. Clemson was appealing for me because they have six defensive linemen graduating and I can play in that role like Vic Beasley where I am standing or coming off the edge.’
The 6’5, 225-pound Ferrell is from Richmond, Virginia and attends Benedictine High School. He is ranked as the country’s eighth-best weak-side defensive end prospect, the fifth-best overall prospect in the state of Virginia and the 86th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Ferrell committed to the Tigers over offers from the Boston College Eagles, Florida Gators, Florida State Seminoles and UCLA Bruins, among many others.