Clemson won’t have to wait until late in the cycle this year to get a commitment from a running back, as 2024 priority target David Eziomume celebrated his birthday on Wednesday by announcing a verbal pledge to the Tigers.
While the 6-foot-1, 200-pound back (N. Cobb, Georgia) had more than 30 offers in total, this was a battle that came down to Clemson and Georgia Tech.
The Tigers offered Eziomume back in October, shortly after running backs coach CJ Spiller went and scouted one of his games. The relationship the two have built in the following months is just one of the reasons why Clemson won out.
“Coach Spiller’s my guy,” Eziomume told All Clemson. “And I say that because I mean it. Who he is and the things he’s done. He’s very humble and doesn’t say anything about all his accomplishments. And that’s just something I look into as a coach, knowing that somebody you can rely on, somebody that has set the highest standard. Something a lot of people can’t say.”
Eziomume visited for two games last fall, then returned for Elite Junior Day in January. He was the only running back offered by Clemson in this class, which is something else that stood out to the talented prospect.
“It’s something very special,” he said. “Being the only back in the ’24 class, it means a lot. Especially, coming from Clemson.”
Eziomume is ranked as high as the seventh-best all-purpose back, and his commitment now gives Clemson six verbal pledges in the 2024 recruiting class. He is the second commitment on the offensive side of the ball, joining TE Christian Bentancur, who committed earlier this year.
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