When Ibrahim Djambo signs his national letter of intent with Clemson later today, you might detect a sigh of relief from Jaron Blossomgame.
With Clemson perilously thin on the inside in the wake of Bernard Sullivan's transfer, Blossomgame - a 6-foot-7 wing forward - faced the prospect of manning the Tigers' power forward spot next season.
With the 6-10 Djambo's commitment to Clemson Monday evening, there's a better chance that Blossomgame will begin his career at his best-fit position.
And there's a better chance Clemson will match up more favorably in the rugged and expanded ACC.
A native of Mali, Djambo has played the past two seasons at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. As a sophomore, he averaged 18 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game.
Djambo chose Clemson over Southern Mississippi, Saint Louis and Southern Illinois. He also had an offer from Kansas State. He will have two years of collegiate eligibility remaining.
Djambo is one of three forwards being pursued by Clemson coach Brad Brownell during the spring signing period. Sidy Mohamed Djitte, a 6-10 prospect from Senegal who plays in high school at Fayetteville, N.C., is expected to choose between the Tigers and Cincinnati, where he's visiting this week.
Clemson also has an offer out to 6-7 Donte Grantham of Martinsburg, West Virginia, and is involved with 6-7 Tanner Lancona of Las Flores, Calif., a former Washington State signee who has been released from his commitment.
On the football recruiting front, Charlotte, N.C. four-star tight end Jeb Blazevich will make his college announcement today at 4:30 p.m. on ESPNU. In addition to Clemson, he is considering Ole Miss, Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame. Blazevich has been a frequent visitor to Clemson, where his brother is a student.