The Clemson Tigers picked up a verbal commitment from one of the top receivers in the nation when Dorman’s Charone Peake gave his commitment to the staff.
Wednesday morning the All-American walked into a team meeting at Clemson and told everyone that he wanted to commit to the Tigers. Obviously the reaction was electric after the big news.
“They were having a staff meeting and I walked in and told them I wanted to come to Clemson. They went crazy. All of the coaches were in there,” said Peake.
Coach Jeff Scott helped Charone plan the surprise for the staff.
“Coach Scott knew, but he kept it secret,” said Peake.
Why did the Dorman standout decide to pull the trigger now?
“I figured I might as well go ahead. I knew Clemson was the place I wanted to be,” replied Peake.
How firm is the commitment to the Tigers?
“I am 100 percent. I will be a Tiger,” replied Peake.
Last week the prize recruit attended the Dabo Swinney football camp. The Tigers were battling Florida for the commitment of the top receiver.
Coach Jeff Scott and coach Billy Napier were both heavily involved in the recruitment of Charone.
With the addition of Peake, and 2010 signees Martavis Bryant, DeAndre Hopkins and Joe Craig Clemson will have no shortage of playmakers at the receiver position.
Peake becomes the 14th commitment for the class of 2011.
More to come on this huge commitment for the Tigers.