Tigers pick up commitments from T.J. Green, Marcus Edmond, Zach Riggs

Green flips from UAB, Edmond from N.C. State, Riggs accepts greyshirt offer

T.L. Hanna's Dom Catalfomo attempts a pass under pressure from J.L. Mann's Zach Riggs.

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T.L. Hanna's Dom Catalfomo attempts a pass under pressure from J.L. Mann's Zach Riggs.

The next-to-last weekend of the recruiting season has proved to be fruitful for Clemson's Tigers, as on Sunday Dabo Swinney and his staff picked up commitments from defensive back Marcus Edmond of Hopkins, S.C., 'athlete' T.J. Green from Sylacauga, Ala., and tight end Zach Riggs of Greenville, S.C.

Green, 6-3, 200, could end up on either side of the ball for the Tigers. He starred as a receiver, defensive back and a kick returner as a senior. He averaged more than 20 yards per reception and had five TD catches, while on defense he intercepted four passes. He also returned three kickoffs for touchdowns.

Green committed to UAB in October over offers from California and Kentucky. He was offered Friday by Auburn.

Edmond, who played his high school football at Lower Richland, flipped his commitment from N.C. State, to whom he had pledged during the summer. Edmond becomes the second player to follow new defensive backs coach Mike Reed from N.C. State to Clemson, joining wide receiver Kyrin Priester of Snellville, Ga.

Edmond was a standout performer on both sides of the ball as a senior, when he passed for 1,200 yards, rushed for nearly 800 yards, and accounted for more than 20 touchdowns. On defense, he had 60 tackles and over the past two years has intercepted seven passes. He is ranked among the top 20 prospects in South Carolina by both ESPN and Rivals, and is the reigning state champion in the 400 meters, in which he posted a time of 47:87 and broke a 33-year-old school record.

Riggs accepted an offer as a greyshirt. He played at J.L. Mann High and is the son of former Clemson star tight end Jim Riggs.

As a senior, the 6-5, 245-pound Riggs caught 34 passes, including four for touchdowns.

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BostonTiger writes:

All three are quality young men!!! I believe Carter is next to come to Tiger Town.

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