Clemson has landed its first commitment from a tight end prospect in the 2019 class.
Riverdale (Ga.)’s Jaelyn Lay gave his verbal commitment to Dabo Swinney and the Tigers while on campus for Clemson’s junior day Saturday.
Lay (6-6, 220) pledged to Clemson over Power Five offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Miami, Ole Miss, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Maryland, Indiana, Iowa State and Oregon State.
Clemson offered Lay as a tight end during his visit to Clemson for its elite junior day on Jan. 20. Lay, who was being recruited by some schools as a wide receiver, saw his recruitment take off following Clemson’s offer with more than a dozen offers coming his way.
Lay brought his father to Clemson in January before returning with both of his parents for Saturday’s junior day, and the Tigers sealed the deal for his services.
Rivals ranks Lay as the No. 10 tight end nationally.
Lay becomes the third member of Clemson’s 2019 recruiting class — and the third from the Peach State — joining Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton four-star safety Joseph Charleston and Calhoun (Ga.) athlete Brannon Spector.