Clemson’s early summer recruiting momentum continued on Thursday with defensive Ronald Geohaghan’s decision to join Cordrea Tankersley in the Tigers’ 2012 secondary.
The 6-1, 190-pound Geohaghan (from Fairfax, SC) is ranked as a four-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout.
He is one of six South Carolinians on Scout’s nation top 300, and is ranked fifth overall in the state behind wide receiver Shaq Roland of Lexington, defensive lineman Martin Aiken of Bamberg, and Tiger commitments Patrick Destefano, an offensive lineman from Dorman High in Spartanburg, and Tankersley, a versatile projected-defensive back from Aiken who committed to Clemson on Wednesday.
Scout ranks Geohaghan as the nation’s No. 15 safety, while ESPN ranks him 19th nationally at his position. He is ranked No. 216 overall on Rivals’ Top 250 list.
As a junior at Allendale-Fairfax High, he made nearly 100 tackles.
Geohaghan is also an outstanding long jumper in track, with a personal best of 23 feet as a sophomore.
He comes to Clemson from the same high school program as current Tiger redshirt freshman defensive back Bashaud Breeland.
Geohaghan is the sixth commitment to Clemson’s 2012 class. Earlier, the Tigers received commitments from Shaq Lawson, a defensive end from Daniel High in Central, SC; Jay Guillermo, an offensive lineman from Maryville, TN; and Germone Hopper, a wide receiver from Charlotte, NC, as well as from Destefano and Tankersley.