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Clemson commit: ‘I like it a lot better than USC’

It only took one offer for Alex Urban to make a decision on where he wanted to play college baseball – a Clemson offer.

The Tigers offered the River Bluff High School (Lexington, S.C.) sophomore on Friday, and after he came to Clemson last Sunday and took tour of the campus and the Tigers’ new facility he committed to head coach Monte Lee on the spot.

“I just felt like Clemson was a great place, and to top it off they have great coaches, a beautiful campus, great facilities and a great baseball team,” Urban said. “I felt like this was the right time.”

Clemson is Urban’s only offer to this point. However, he is also receiving interest from the College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina, Presbyterian, UNC-Wilmington and South Carolina.

“Clemson has always been the dream school and they got to the top of my list about a year ago,” Urban said. “It was my No. 1 school. I like it a lot better than USC.”

Urban really enjoyed his time in Clemson on Sunday, especially his visit with Lee.

“Monte Lee is a great guy,” he said. “I talked with him a good bit while he took us around campus. I liked how he did not rush through the visit. He showed us around, talked to us and answered all of our questions. He is just a great guy and I heard a lot of great things about him from other people.”

Lee told Urban they really liked the way he swings the bat. The rising sophomore hit .319 this past fall for River Bluff with one home run and 19 RBIs. Clemson is recruiting him as an outfielder.

“They said I swing and I do a lot of the things they teach,” Urban said.

Urban feels great to have his commitment behind him, and even better that he has a lot of family and friends who have supported him since he decided to make his decision to attend Clemson University.

Even members of a certain fan base said they will pull for Clemson now that he is a Tiger.

“A lot of Carolina fans say they will pull for Clemson when I play,” he said. “That is a good feeling to have, to have people behind me. It feels good to be a Tiger.”

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