5-star LB recommits to Clemson

Clemson has been on a hot streak on the recruiting trail over the last month, and that success continued into the New Year. On Saturday, 2016 linebacker Rahshaun Smith pledged to the Tigers during a commitment ceremony at the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando, Florida.

A 6-3, 239-pound prospect, Smith originally committed to Clemson last March. However, he was forced to back off that commitment in August when he told head coach Dabo Swinney that he planned to take official visits to other schools as well.

According to 247Sports, Smith used his other four officials on Oregon, LSU, Auburn and Maryland. He took his final official visit to Clemson last month.

Rated a 5-star recruit by Rivals.com, Smith is one of the top players in a Tigers recruiting class that’s loaded with talent. In the last few weeks alone, Clemson landed consensus 5-star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence of the class of 2016 as well has highly touted quarterbacks Hunter Johnson and Chase Brice of the 2017 class.