Clemson landed a major commitment on Tuesday evening.
Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton 2019 four-star safety Joseph Charleston announced his commitment to the Tigers via social media.
“I would first like to thank God for putting me in the situation I am in today,” Charleston wrote in a Twitter post. “I would like to give a BIG thank you to my parents and family for supporting me through everything I do and raising me to be the young man I am today. I want to thank my brother for always pushing me and being my biggest competitor since we were little boys. I want to thank my coaches starting from Pop Warner all the way to high school. My position coaches and the whole I-dareu staff for developing me and taking my game to the next level. I would lastly like to thank every university that offered me an opportunity to play for them and to say that I am truly honored…
“But one school sticks out from the rest. After many talks with my family and coaches I am officially committed to CLEMSON University!! #ALLIN”
Charleston (6-2, 190) becomes the first commitment in the Tigers’ 2019 class. He chose Clemson over offers from Alabama, Georgia, N.C. State, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.
Charleston visited Clemson for the Kent State and Auburn games in September, and returned last weekend for the Tigers’ 28-14 win over Wake Forest.
As a sophomore last season, Charleston recorded 69 tackles, including three for loss, four interceptions, six pass breakups and a forced fumble.
He is ranked as a top-10 safety and top-200 overall prospect in the 2019 class by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports.