Clemson head coach Monte Lee and the Tigers picked up another commitment for the 2018 class. Chris Ruckdeschel from Davie, Florida committed to the Tigers.
“I just had a tournament in Georgia this weekend. After I had a good tournament coach Lee invited me up for a visit. I just got back today. I talked to coach Lee and he told me I had an offer. I told him I was ready to commit. He said he was really excited to have me as a Tiger,” Ruckdeschel told The Clemson Insider.
Why did the Florida standout pick the Tigers?
“The city was beautiful. I love college towns. The facilities were great and so modern. I loved how the school is so into athletics. My high school is really into athletics and Cleso itself is probably No. 1 in support of athletics,” replied Ruckdeschel.
Ruckdeschel selected the Tigers over the national champs.
“I picked Clemson over Florida and Tennessee,” said Ruckdeschel.
The 6-0, 185 pound prospect can play either first base or outfield.
“Coach Lee told me I would either play first base of left field,” said Ruckdeschel.
Chris and his family all fell in love with Clemson after the visit.
“They were fully supportive. Me and my dad have been doing this forever. They fell in love with Clemson just like I did. We sat down and made the decision together,” said Ruckdeschel.
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