Next in line: 10,000-yard passer Tucker Israel commits to Tigers for 2015

'If anyone is ever concerned, I'm more than happy to show them that I can make any throw anyone else can make'

Tucker Israel (Lake Nona HS photo)

Tucker Israel (Lake Nona HS photo)

Just a week ago, Tucker Israel received an offer from Clemson.

Last weekend, he visited campus for Clemson's first 'junior day' of the 2015 recruiting cycle.

On Monday, he committed to the Tigers, filling one of two projected quarterback spots in Clemson's 2015 recruiting class.

The Orlando Sentinel reported Israel's decision Monday even, and confirmed it with his father. He plans to graduate next December and enroll at Clemson in January, 2015.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Israel is one of the most prolific passers in Florida prep history, with more than 10,000 yards and 106 touchdowns going into his senior season.

Playing for coach Anthony Paradiso at Lake Nona High, Israel passed for 3,979 yards and 40 touchdowns last fall. As a sophomore, he passed for 3,685 yards and 36 scores, and as a freshman starter passed for 2,924 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Israel, who also had offers from Florida, Duke, Cincinnati, South Florida and Indiana, was selected as the Sentinel's 2013 All-Area first team quarterback, was named the Orlando Touchdown Club's Offensive Player of the year from this past season. He was runner-up in the voting for the Florida Class 7A Player of the Year. He is the cousin of former UCF quarterback Kyle Israel.

Until recently, concerns about his height and arm strength - which is rarely tested by Lake Nona's ball-control passing game - have kept Israel off most lists of elite junior quarterbacks

“The thing I've always been worried about is my height, but a lot of schools interested in me have said height is not an issue at all for them,” Israel told the Sentinel last month. "So that's a positive because I've always had that worry about how I'm not 6-2 or 6-3 … they say they like what I have in the quick release and my IQ for the game, and I think it's better than almost anyone out there...

“If anyone is ever concerned, I'm more than happy to show them that I can make any throw anyone else can make."

Israel is the seventh player to commit to Clemson for 2015, following in the footsteps of wide receiver Shadell Bell of Decatur, Ga., defensive back Van Smith of Charlotte, N.C., linebacker Tanner Muse of Belmont, N.C., offensive lineman Noah Green of Boiling Springs, S.C., and linebackers J.D. and Judah Davis of Central, S.C.

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lhaselden writes:

He should have time to develop in this offense with 3 QBs ahead of him. Sounds like he has a great attitude and willing to work. Looks liek we are putting a great class together for 2015.... especially on the OL. It is nice to be a QB behind a good OL.

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