Clemson adds beef to 2017 class


A pair of 2017 offensive linemen committed to Clemson over the weekend, giving the Tigers six total commitments in the junior class.

Cincinnati native Matt Bockhorst was among the prospects present for the team’s junior day. By the end of Saturday, he made his college decision:

A 6-5, 290-pound standout at St. Xavier High School, Bockhorst is a consensus 4-star recruit. He is the first prospect from Ohio to pledge to the Tigers since Dublin quarterback Cole Stoudt chose the Tigers in 2010.

Dabo Swinney and his staff added another member to its 2017 group on Sunday when offensive lineman Blake Vinson of Citra, Florida, committed to Clemson following junior day. Like Bockhurst, Vinson shared the news on social media:

Vinson is the No. 39 offensive tackle in his class, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings. He is one of three junior O-linemen pledged to Clemson, along with Noah DeHond of Hightstown, New Jersey, and Bockhorst.

The Tigers’ 2017 class is ranked No. 5 nationally by 247Sports.