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Tigers land top receiver target

Clemson has become a popular destination for heavily recruited receivers throughout the Dabo Swinney era, and the program landed another highly rated wideout over the weekend. Diondre Overton put an end to his recruitment on Sunday when the 2016 wide receiver committed to Clemson during the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California.

Swinney’s staff pursued Overton for over a year, offering the 6-5, 200-pound prospect during his junior year at Page High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Tigers fought off NC State, which hosted the receiver on an official visit last month.

Rated the No. 28 senior at his position and the No. 154 overall player in his class on the 247Sports Composite, Overton is the third consensus 4-star wideout to pledge to Clemson this cycle. Fellow North Carolinian Cornell Powell committed to the Tigers last February, while T.J. Chase gave his verbal to Clemson’s coaches in January 2015.

With Overton on board, the Tigers’ 2016 group is ranked No. 10 in the country by 247Sports.