Clemson landed a pledge from transferring Texas A&M big man Elijah Thomas on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. He will be eligible in December 2016.
"I chose Clemson because of the opportunities at hand to better myself in a great conference," Thomas told ESPN. "Also, the history and the players who played at Clemson were very successful, so the chance to be a part of that makes me want to work hard and win at Clemson."
Thomas will join fellow transfers Shelton Mitchell (Vanderbilt) and Marcquise Reed (Robert Morris), as CBSSports.com pointed out.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse coach Scott Shafer gritted his teeth one more time. That big victory he and the Orange are desperate for will have to wait another week.
DeShaun Watson made sure Clemson stayed on track for a shot at the national championship, accumulating 461 total yards and accounting for three touchdowns to help the top-ranked Tigers hold off Syracuse 37-27 on Saturday.
The Orange forced two first-quarter fumbles and intercepted Watson once, but the sophomore made sure the Tigers (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference; No. 1 CFP) prevailed to keep their unblemished record intact.
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson faces perhaps its most difficult challenge now that the top-ranked Tigers have successfully navigated the toughest games out of the way, avoiding missteps on the way to the College Football Playoffs.
The top-ranked Tigers (9-0, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference; No. 1 CFP) made a strong statement with their 23-13 victory over Florida State in their much anticipated showdown last Saturday. The victory clinched a berth in the ACC championship game, but between now and the title contest, Clemson faces three opponents where the only statements the Tigers can make to the playoff selection committee are bad.
Clemson plays struggling Syracuse (3-6, 1-4) on Saturday, but even a video game-type blowout victory and the Tigers would have only done what's expected. Lose, and it's likely bye-bye national title hopes.
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The Rivals No. 66 player in the Class of 2014, he also considered Michigan.
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"Yeah, I did," Filer, the Rivals No. 24 point guard in the Class of 2012, told SNY.tv by phone. "That seemed like the right school for me. My family talked about it and it seemed it was the right fit."
Filer, who becomes the fifth 2012 commit for coach Brad Brownell's club, also considered Utah, Purdue and Tennessee and said he expects to help Clemson right away.
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For months, Devin Coleman has been trying to find the right school for himself.
As his senior season and career at Friends Central outside Philadelphia ended last week with a third consecutive Pennsylvania Independent Schools State championship,, the 6-foot-3 shooting guard decided it was time to focus on his recruitment.
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The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Carter, a former St. Bonaventure commit, says his top five consists of Seton Hall, Cincinnati, Oregon State, Charlotte and Clemson.
Carter had an in-home visit with Oregon State assistant Nate Pomeday on Tuesday night. He also recently had an in-home with Cincinnati head coach Mike Cronin and assistant Darren Savino and also took an unofficial to Seton Hall.
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The 6-foot-11 rising senior center out of Academy of the New Church now lists Virginia Tech, Pittsburgh, Ohio State, Wake Forest, Virginia and Clemson.
Gilbert has already taken unofficials to Virginia, Ohio State, Pitt and Duke and plans to visit Virginia Tech next, possibly next weekend.
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He saw Seton Hall last Saturday and Boston College last Sunday and Monday. The 6-foot-7 Taylor is scheduled to visit Temple on Sunday and Monday.
"Right now that's all the visits the Taylors have set up," said Bill Diamond, Taylor's mentor.
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**Former Clemson coach Oliver Purnell (pictured) has agreed to a seven-year deal to take over DePaul. The Blue Demons have gone 1-35 in Big East play over the last two years.
**Steve Donahue is moving to Boston College from Cornell. Donahue, who did not immediately answer a text message, will be introduced at a Wednesday news conference.
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Johnson, out of Fayetteville (GA) Fayette County, chose Clemson over LSU, UNLV and Florida International.
"When they sat me down on my visit, they showed me how much I can do for them," Johnson told ESPN.com. "I know I can help them at the two, three and even the one."