Clemson continues its impressive start to the 2014 recruiting class. Running back Adam Choice is the latest to give the Tigers his verbal commitment.
Kipp Adams and William Wilkerson of ESPN reported the news (paid link).
"I committed to Clemson," Choice said. "I felt like I felt when I went up there. Like I belonged."
Choice also had offers from Tennessee, Texas and Georgia, among others, but many believed it was going to come down to Auburn and Clemson. It looks like the Clemson Tigers got the big end of the stick on this one.
A 4-star prospect according to 247Sports, Choice will fit right in Chad Morris' system. He is a big back at 5'9", 210 pounds and can be difficult to wrap up.
Keith Niebuhr of 247Sports describes him perfectly:
Saw @thatchoicekid play last season when his team traveled to the ATL. He's built like a little tank— Keith Niebuhr (@Niebuhr247) May 22, 2013
Choice will play running back once he arrives on campus, but he spent a lot of time in high school running the wildcat as a quarterback. He broke tackles with ease, handed out stiff-arms like they were free lunches and had no problem finding the end zone. According to the report, Choice rushed for 1,600 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns as a sophomore.
He was a productive baseball player in high school as well. It looks like Clemson has hit another home run.
Clemson now has seven early commitments for the 2014 class, including five 4-star players. Out of the seven players, six of them play offense, which is bad news for the rest of the ACC. The Clemson coaching staff has been putting in work lately, as this is the third commitment this month along with cornerback C.J. Fuller and tight end Milan Richard.