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Commit Performances: Week 8

As the high school football season inches closer and closer to the playoffs, recruiting crunch time approaches. Recruits finish up their seasons and focus on choosing their future school.

Clemson continues to win with young talent, and recruits will notice that as they look to further their career right out of the gate.

With an already impressive class of 13 commits, nine of which are ESPN 300 recruits, the Tigers should once again have one of the top classes in the country when it’s all said and done.

Which Clemson commits had top-notch performances this week?

Oak Ridge (Tenn.) receiver Tee Higgins put up his usual big time statistics on Friday, catching eight passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-24 loss. Higgins eclipses the century mark just about every week, and if this is any sort of indicator of what is to come, Higgins’s career at Clemson could be historically good.

Quarterback Chase Brice had another great game to add to his senior season resume. He went 7-of-12 for 181 yards and three touchdowns to help Grayson (Ga.) stomp on Shiloh 70-6. He also punched in a short rushing touchdown, showing he can do it with his legs as well. Brice has been incredibly efficient this year, which should benefit him in the quarterback battle next summer.

Cornerback A.J. Terrell showed his athletic ability by playing two ways on Friday night, helping Westlake (Ga.) to an impressive 37-34 victory over East Coweta. Terrell caught two touchdowns and ran one in playing quarterback, while also scoring a two-point conversion.

Another player that could benefit from Clemson’s plug-and-play mentality, Terrell may very well be switched around to a couple different positions on defense, and could see some offensive snaps (Christian Wilkins anyone?).

Although Baylon Spector is expected to suit up at linebacker for Clemson, he also plays quarterback for Calhoun (Ga.). He used his legs to beat Adairsville 29-3, rushing 12 times for 142 yards and two scores. Another two-way player on the list, Spector could see time between safety and linebacker come next season.

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