Wide receiver Braden Galloway committed to Clemson on Saturday, giving the Tigers their second commit of the day and their eighth commit of the 2018 recruiting class.
Saturday was a giant leap forward in the 2018 cycle for Dabo Swinney’s Tigers.
Early on in the day, they hit the jackpot by landing a commitment from 5-star defensive end and No. 1 overall prospect Xavier Thomas, beating out in-state rival South Carolina for that honor.
Then, a few hours later, Swinney’s staff pulled down its second pledge of the day when 6-foot-6, 220-pound wide receiver Braden Galloway committed to Clemson, which now has eight total commits and sits at No. 5 in the 2018 recruiting class rankings.
Galloway, who’s from Seneca, South Carolina, released a statement regarding his decision to choose the home-state Tigers.
“I just want to thank God for everything that he has blessed me with and the opportunities ahead of me. Without him, none of this would be possible. After praying and talking everything over with my parents and my coach, I feel like this is the best thing for me and my family. I want to thank all the schools who recruited me and believed in me. That hasn’t been forgotten and won’t be. But with all that being said, I will be ending my recruitment, and I will be committing to Clemson University! Please keep all negative thoughts to yourself!”
Galloway decided to commit right away during his unofficial visit to Clemson this past weekend, which is where Swinney’s staff extended Galloway a scholarship offer.
He has also drawn interest from Duke, NC State, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wake Forest. But the Wolfpack is the only other one of those teams to have put a scholarship offer on the table.
With the frame Galloway possesses, it’s likely he makes the transition from wide receiver to tight end when he finally straps up the pads for Clemson.