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Sterling Johnson Commits to Clemson Tigers Because of Family Environment

USA TODAY Sports- Joshua S. Kelly

USA TODAY Sports- Joshua S. Kelly

The Clemson Tigers may still not have won a national title in over two decades, but they are recruiting like they want one.

The 4-star defensive tackle Sterling Johnson has committed to the Tigers according to his twitter account; the Tigers beat out Alabama and Tennessee.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney must be quite pleased to hear this, and it might have made the difference that the Tigers were the first school to offer Johnson a scholarship. In the end though, the environment in South Carolina is what pushed things over the top for Johnson.

“One thing that really popped out at me was the family-type environment,” he said to Tigernet in February. “Everybody is constantly raving about Clemson and I finally was able to experience that when we went down there to visit.”

Well, I bet that he had quite nice time, and you can be sure that he will be a force on the interior for the Tigers in conference play. As a junior, he recorded 80 tackles and 7 sacks; watch out for him to be a huge impact player for Clemson at the next level.

The 6-foot-4 defensive tackle has great size for college football at 265 pounds, and the product of Cleveland High School (Clayton, NC) should be quite happy to be going to college so close to home. He is doing quite well for himself, and I could see him making All Conference first team once or twice during his collegiate career.

Swinney wouldn’t complain about that, and he also would not mind holding up some more oranges at the end of next season.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.

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