Clemson’s quarterback depth got a boost Wednesday with the addition of senior Stanford graduate David Olson.
Under NCAA rules, Olson, a Columbia native, is eligible to hit the field this season if need be.
Standing 6-3 218, Olson was a three-star prospect out of Irmo before heading to Palo Alto, California. He passed for 1,857 yards and totaled 23 touchdowns in his senior season of high school as the state’s Region 5-AAAA offensive player of the year.
He saw action in one game last year, against Washington State, but didn’t record any stats.
Olson joins Cole Stoudt in the quarterback dad club – his father, Bruce, a former Minnesota QB.
Olson majored in management science and engineering at Stanford.
In terms of quarterback numbers for 2014, Clemson also has another senior (Cole Stoudt), a sophomore walk-on (Nick Schuessler) and a freshman (Deshaun Watson). The Tigers have two commits on board for 2015 (Kelly Bryant; Tucker Israel).