“I’m excited,” said Clemons after making his announcement. “It feels good, it feels like a weight has lifted off my shoulder. So now I am just focused on the football season at school.”
This decision to commit to the Cavaliers has been a long time coming according to the South Carolina native.
“It happened about two weeks ago, I just wanted to wait until this Saturday to make it official.”
Clemson made a visit to Charlottesville back on July 30th, when he left feeling “comfortable”. A lot of that comfort came from his relationship with Mike London and with UVa assistant and his recruiting coordinator Marques Hagans.
“I just felt that coach Hagans and my bond was special and something different,” he said. ““It was basically like one of my high school friends, we could talk about anything.”
One of the factors that Clemons felt he needed from a school was his ability to like the school and not just the football program-that is exactly 6-foot-6, 213 pounder found at UVa.
“I think I could bring a different type of swag to Virginia, you can say. I just see myself playing there. And I think I would like to go there even if I didn’t have football.”
The Cavaliers are looking at Clemons as a defensive end/linebacker hybrid, and the three-star prospect is already looking to bring more recruits on board.
“I will probably try to get Josh Sweat, since he already lives in Virginia.”
Clemons will now begin to plan a visit back to UVa.
“I will probably go up there when they play Miami,” he stated. “ (UVa is )my only visit for now. “
The full interview audio is below.