Early last week, Kaleb Chalmers said he wasn't sure if he would make a commitment to Clemson during his visit for Saturday's spring game. It didn't take long for him to decide.
Chalmers, a 5-11, 170-pound defensive back for Greenwood, committed to the Tigers soon after arriving on campus Saturday afternoon.
"The first visit I ever took, I kind of figured that Clemson was where I wanted to go," Chalmers said. "Clemson has a different atmosphere than other places. They have great coaches and a great environment."
Chalmers also had offers from South Carolina, North Carolina, Duke, Stanford, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Virginia and Washington State. Clemson had been showing the strongest interest in Chalmers and was one of his early offers going back to last summer.
Chalmers had 80 tackles, four interceptions and broke up 12 passes last season.
He became Clemson's ninth commitment for the 2014 class and the third last week, joining offensive lineman Jake Fruhmorgen (6-5, 280) of Tampa, Fla., and linebacker Chad Smith (6-4, 205) of Sterling, Va.
Fruhmorgen is the second offensive tackle of high national repute to commit to the Tigers' 2015 class, joining Mitch Hyatt of Suwanee, Ga.
Clemson could land another commitment Tuesday in defensive lineman Gage Cervenka (6-3, 265) of Emerald. Cervenka was at Clemson's spring game Saturday and will return to the campus Tuesday morning with his parents.
"I love the place," Cervenka said last week. "I'm going back up there Tuesday. Something could happen. It will be my first time to see the academic side of things."
Cervenka recently received offers from Miami and Virginia Tech. He also has offers from N.C. State, Wake Forest and Duke. Cervenka is also a state champion wrestler.
Wide receiver Juval Mollette visited Clemson on Saturday and called the Tigers his favorite over North Carolina, according to TigerIllustrated.com. Mollette brought his mother along for the visit. The pair will visit North Carolina later this month.
In other recruiting news:
South Carolina is one of the recent offers for quarterback Lorenzo Nunez of Kennesaw, Ga, who visited Columbia on Saturday for the spring game. He also has offers from Clemson, Tennessee, Miami, N.C. State, Arizona State and Ohio State.
Nunez talks regularly with Gamecocks recruiter G.A. Mangus and knows he and Brandon Wimbush of New Jersey are USC's two quarterback targets.
"I'd have a pretty good shot at starting at South Carolina by my sophomore year," said Nunez, who attended Clemson's junior day in February.
Nunez said there is no favorite and he is planning to make his decision after his spring practices wrap up in three weeks. He plans to visit as many of his favorites as he can.
Quarterback Chason Virgil of Mesquite, Texas, has cut his list to a final three of Clemson, Auburn and Arizona State. He plans to visit Auburn this weekend. He will make his announcement May 20 at his spring game.
Offensive lineman Zack Bailey of Summerville passed on several spring game invitations for Saturday to spend his spring break with family in Florida. Clemson, USC, Georgia, Auburn and Southern Cal are some of the schools that encouraged Bailey to visit.
"I'm just taking recruiting slowly and am getting ready for spring ball that starts in May," he said. Bailey did say he has a list of favorites in no particular order: Clemson, USC, Georgia, Auburn, Alabama and Oregon. This summer he plans to attend camps at USC and Clemson.
Running back Ty'son Williams of Crestwood is emerging as a national prospect. Notre Dame recently offered Williams, who also can count Clemson, USC, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Georgia, N.C. State, Duke and Georgia Tech on his offer sheet.
On Saturday, Williams attended USC's spring game, his second visit to Columbia in the last three weeks. Williams has also visited Clemson and Georgia and has no future visits planned. Williams won't say which schools are his favorites, but he does favor the Gamecocks over the Tigers.
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