Yeargin names Clemson as leader

Richard Yeargin III (U.S. Army All-America Bowl photo)

Richard Yeargin III (U.S. Army All-America Bowl photo)

Four-star Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) linebacker Richard Yeargin III reopened his recruitment for less than 24 hours before indicating he's favoring Clemson Saturday.

He decommitted Friday night after carrying a Notre Dame pledge since Aug. 2, last year.

Clemson had maintained close contact with Yeargin, whose dad played at South Carolina State and who has family in the Upstate. The 6-2 225-pound Yeargin took an official visit to Clemson for The Citadel game in November.

Yeargin, a U.S. Army All-American, is ranked as the nation's No. 13 outside linebacker by Scout and No. 17 by Rivals. In addition to Clemson and Notre Dame, he has offers from dozens of schools, including Auburn, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio State, South Carolina, Louisville and Michigan.

The Yeargins are originally from South Carolina, and Yeargin’s father told the Miami Herald during his son’s Army All-American jersey presentation in October that Clemson’s winning history, and being one of the schools to first recruit his son when he was in 10th grade, were reasons the Tigers were still under consideration.

At University School, Yeargin totaled 85 tackles (23.5 for loss) with 15 sacks and a forced fumble in his senior season as a Broward All-County selection.

Taking out projected greyshirts, he would be the 19th member of the 2014 class.

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tigerrob44#291802 writes:

Read the TigerNet article about this guy and you would think they are talking about 3 or 4 people committing or not committing. His brother acts as though he is the one being recruited. If he reneged from his ND committment this late in the game and likes Clemson, he's coming to Clemson.

TigerNE writes:

in response to tigerrob44#291802:

Read the TigerNet article about this guy and you would think they are talking about 3 or 4 people committing or not committing. His brother acts as though he is the one being recruited. If he reneged from his ND committment this late in the game and likes Clemson, he's coming to Clemson.

Sometimes we the fans create way too much drama over individual recruits and recruiting in general.

I agree that he will eventually admit he has chosen Clemson, given the history of visits and the interest he expressed in the past and now. He has every right to take his time, but I wonder if the hysteria is all that surprising to his family or to us. It is becoming normal, unfortunately.

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