Last night, as he was accepting a bid to play Ohio State in the Discover Orange Bowl, Dabo Swinney added a fourth recruit to his 2015 class: four-star linebacker/safety Tanner Muse of Belmont (N.C.) South Point High.
Muse looks to be a good get for the Tigers, too. Many recruitniks project Muse as an outside linebacker on the next level. He has nice size: 6-4, 205-pounds - and speed which could help him become a rangy, play-making ouside linebacker in coordinator Brent Venables' 4-3 scheme. However, he's currently a safety for South Point, which according to Muse, is the position for which Clemson is recruiting him.
According to 247Sports.com, Muse's 40-yard dash time is an astounding 4.32 seconds.
In 2013, the junior created havoc in multitude of ways; Muse racked up 87 tackles and four interceptions on defense. And on special teams, he returned two punts for touchdowns.
Clemson was one of several schools to have already offered Muse. His impressive list of offers also included North Carolina, N.C. State, Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Michigan, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Virginia. The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame were in the fold, too, but had yet to offer, according to Paul Strelow of Tiger Illustrated.
Muse, who visited Clemson three times this season, was drawn to the Tigers by the fantastic game day experience of Memorial Stadium, telling Phil Kornblut: "It's just a great atmosphere. They have great crowds for the big games and then The Citadel game had a sellout crowd and that just showed me that they have great fan support."
It was more than just 80,000 screaming, orange-clad fans that attracted him to the school, though. According to Muse: "I feel like it's just one of the best colleges in the country. I also have a great connection with the coaches and the players."
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