Before Clemson beat Georgia Tech on Saturday night in Death Valley, Clemson gained its second commitment in the 2019 class.
Calhoun (Ga.) athlete Brannon Spector didn’t initially intend to commit this early. But Spector knew where he wanted to continue his football career, and because he was on campus for an unofficial visit, the pregame presented an opportune time for him to pull the trigger on his pledge.
Spector and his parents met with Dabo Swinney in his office prior to the game, and that’s when Spector delivered the news to Clemson’s head coach.
“I was planning on committing around the end of my high school football season, but I figured (Saturday) would be a good time to do it because I could go up and see coach Swinney in person,” Spector told The Clemson Insider. “I wanted to do it in person instead of call him.”
Spector (6-1, 190) said it wasn’t a matter of if he would commit to the Tigers, but more like when he would do it.
“It feels awesome. It’s a dream come true,” Spector said of his Clemson commitment. “I’ve been waiting for this moment since I’ve first seen Clemson. I’ve always thought about being out there on the field and being a Tiger, but yeah, dreams come true.”
Spector is deeply rooted in Clemson tradition. He is the younger brother of Clemson freshman linebacker Baylon Spector, while his father is former Clemson receiver Robbie Spector, who played under Danny Ford in the late 1980s. His sister, meanwhile, is a cheerleader for the Tigers.
As you would expect, the Clemson legacy’s family is excited about his decision.
“My sister, I saw her at halftime, and she gave me a big hug,” Spector said. “They were all excited for me and they’re all real happy.”
Clemson offered Spector in June following his performance at the Dabo Swinney Camp. The Tigers told him at the time that he could play receiver or safety depending on how he develops physically.
Spector feels he’ll end up on the offensive side of the ball.
“I think I’ll be a wide receiver,” he said.
In addition to Clemson, Spector held offers from Mercer and Middle Tennessee State, while schools such as Florida State, Vanderbilt and West Virginia were showing interest.
Spector is glad to be a Tiger and have the recruiting process behind him.
“It feels good. I don’t have to really worry as much,” he said. “But I’m going to keep going 100 percent in everything I do out there.”
Spector becomes the second member of Clemson’s 2019 class, joining Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton four-star safety Joseph Charleston.