The new week has started off with a bang for the Tiger football program.
The Clemson football staff moved closer to completing its 2014 recruiting class on Monday when in-state linebacker Kendall Joseph of Belton-Honea Path announced his commitment to the Tigers.
Joseph made his choice after returning from a weekend trip to Duke, which, like Louisville, had emerged as one of his finalists. He and his parents visited Clemson two weeks ago.
Over the past two seasons for the Bears, the 6-1, 230-pound Joseph has racked up nearly 250 tackles, with 25 tackles for loss, four quarterback sacks, and 19 quarterback hurries.
He ranked as the nation's No. 17 inside linebacker by both ESPN and 247Sports, and is ranked as the No. 12 player overall in South Carolina by ESPN.
Joseph is the 12th member of Clemson's class of commitments for 2014, and the third linebacker, joining Chris Register of Greensboro, N.C. and Korie Rogers of Buford, Ga.
Rogers is ranked as the nation's No. 2 outside linebacker by Rivals, and as the No. 10 inside linebacker by Scout. Register is ranked as the No. 9 outside linebacker in the nation by Scout, while ESPN rates him as the No. 1 player in North Carolina, overall.
Clemson continues to recruit the nation's No. 1 overall linebacker prospect, Raekwon McMillan of Hinesville, Ga., as a potential over-sign at the position.