Clemson landed a top-100 commit for the 2016 class in four-star wide receiver T.J. Chase (6-3, 180) out of Bradenton, Fla.
“The strong relationship that I’ve built with coach Swinney and coach Scott, it was just a good atmosphere,” Chase said. “All the stuff that coach Swinney and coach Scott was telling me about the campus and Clemson, when I went out there it was really just like they said it was, like a family atmosphere. I just fell in love with it and I felt like it was home for me.”
Last season Chase had 24 catches for 600 yards and five touchdowns. Some of his other offers included USC, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee, N.C. State, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State and Virginia Tech.
He is the Tigers’ fourth commitment for the 2016 class.
The women’s 4x200 relay team of Sarah Johnson, Tanisha Bethel, Emani Little and Ty’Rhonza Harris notched the No. 1 spot in The Citadel record book with a time of 1:47.65 and placed fourth overall on day one of the Captain’s Invitational in Newport News, Va.
Taylor Viana continued the record setting with a career-best time of 30.21 in the 200 hurdles to secure the top spot in Citadel history and a first-place finish overall.
Viana also ran her personal-best time in the 60 meters hurdles with a mark of 10.22 to qualify for the finals and notch the No. 8 spot in Citadel history.
Alex Moss clocked in right behind Viana at 30.54 to earn her personal-best mark and a second-place finish. The time moves Moss into third place in the record books.
Sabrina Necelis finished in ninth place in the same event with a mark of 34.47 and now holds the No. 7 spot in Citadel history.
On the men’s side, Malik Diggs set his personal-best time of 8.77 in the 60 hurdles to finish in first place and qualify for finals. His time moved him to eighth place in Citadel history. Diggs also moved to third place in the record books for his 200-hurdle time of 26.34 and earned a second-place finish.
Charlie Walker finished in fourth place in the 200 hurdle with a time of 27.08 and moved to fourth place in the record books, while Will DeBruhl ran the hurdles in 28.43 to take eighth place and move to seventh in Citadel history.
Greg Bolus joined his teammates in the top-10 list at No. 9 with a time of 30.36 and finished in fourth place overall.