Three years ago, Stephone Anthony was a consensus five-star recruit.
On Tuesday he moved into "10-star recruit" territory when he announced via social media his intention to return to Clemson for his senior season.
Anthony was a mainstay for Clemson's improved defense this season, manning the middle linebacker position and starting all 13 games, for a total of 802 snaps.
He led the Tigers in tackles this season with 131, including 13.5 for a loss of yardage. He also had four sacks, five PBUs, three quarterback-pressures, an interception and a fumble recovery.
The interception - which was the second of his career - sealed the Tigers' 40-35 victory over Ohio State in the Orange Bowl and wrapped up Clemson's final No. 7 national ranking.
For his career, Anthony has played in 39 games and started 23.