For Brannon Spector, after receiving an offer from Clemson in June, it wasn’t really a matter of if he would commit to the Tigers — it was more so a matter of when.
Spector, a 2019 athlete from Calhoun, Ga., is the brother of Clemson freshman linebacker Baylon Spector. His father is former Clemson wide receiver Robbie Spector, and his sister is a cheerleader for the Tigers.
So, Spector had his sights set on Clemson, and he pulled the trigger on his commitment to the Tigers late last month.
The Clemson Insider visited Calhoun High on Friday as part of our Tour of Champions and caught up with Spector, who is excited to join his family in the “Clemson Family.”
“It’s a blessing just to have my family ahead of me at Clemson,” he said, “and I’m joining the Family, too.”
Spector said his dad, who played under Danny Ford in the late 1980s, has been a big influence in his life and pursuit of football.
“My dad’s helped me a lot,” he said. “He’s my biggest role model, and I love him.”
Spector broke the news of his commitment to Dabo Swinney in his office prior to Clemson’s game against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28.
“We walked in, and he started talking about the season,” Spector said. “It got to the point where I was ready to do it, and it got kind of quiet. So I was like well coach, I got some news. And he’s like what’s that? And I said I’m All In coach, I want to commit right now. And he just went crazy.
“Him and his wife, they’re great people, and it’s just a time that I’ll never forget.”
Now that he is officially on board with the Tigers, Spector has already started trying to get others to join him.
He mentioned 2019 four-star defensive end Curtis Fann, who visited Clemson on Saturday for the Florida State game, as one of his targets.
“I’ve had some talks with Curtis, the big dog, and I’ve kind of told him to come this way, make that move,” Spector said.
Spector became Clemson’s second commitment in the 2019 class, joining Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton four-star safety Joseph Charleston, who pledged in early October.
Spector has only one regret about his decision to be a Tiger — that he didn’t make it sooner.
“I really wanted to be the first (commitment),” he said, laughing. “My brother was first (in the 2017 class), but I’m part of the team now.”
Spector (6-1, 190) earned an offer from Clemson following his performance at the Dabo Swinney Camp in June. He plays both wide receiver and safety for Calhoun, and could play either of those positions at the next level depending on how he develops physically.
Above photo: Brannon Spector with his father, Robbie, during Calhoun’s game against Pace Academy on Nov. 10