No drama: Bamberg-Ehrhardt DE LaSamuel Davis commits to Clemson

Three-star prospect picked Tigers over UNC, Florida, Tennessee, Michigan, UCLA, others

LaSamuel Davis (Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS photo)

LaSamuel Davis (Bamberg-Ehrhardt HS photo)

No drama. No surprises.

Just like Ricky Sapp, Da'Quan Bowers and Martin Aiken before him, Bamberg-Ehrhardt defensive end LaSamuel Davis had his heart and mind set.

The 6-4, 220-pound Davis is headed to the Upstate as the 18th member of Clemson's 2015 recruiting class, having made his commitment Saturday morning at his church.

He delivers another strong weekend recruiting punch for the Tigers, who've built a star-studded class ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation.

Davis further solidifies the group, and adds another piece to the Tigers' puzzle. He's the first defensive end to commit to Clemson, joining defensive tackles Gage Cervenka of Greenwood, South Carolina and Sterling Johnson of Cleveland, North Carolina.

Clemson is expected to take five or more defensive linemen - tackles and ends combined - in its class.

Davis - who had 112 tackles, including seven sacks and 38 tackles for loss last season - was offered by Clemson back in January, along with 2017 B-E teammate Savalas Cann, a wide receiver. At that time, he also had offers from Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and Michigan, among others. He later picked up offers from UCLA and Southern California, as well.

Davis Clemson with his parents for a junior day in February, and the Tigers emerged as his leader.

“His mom and dad fell in love with it,” Bamberg-Ehrhardt coach Butch Crosby told SportsTalk's Phil Kornblut after that visit. “They liked the atmosphere and the family part of it.

Clemson is making a big push for him. They think he can play one of their defensive ends. He can get bigger and he’s working hard in the weight room."

Davis is ranked as the nation's No. 28 defensive end by Rivals and is rated as a consensus three-star prospect.

Davis is the 17th commitment for the Tigers' 2015 class, not including 2014 grayshirts J.D. and Judah Davis.

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