Porter-Gaud (Charleston) senior wide receiver Stanton Seckinger verbally committed to the 2011 Clemson class on Tuesday night.
A Sunday night dinner with a Dr. Kenny Caldwell M.D., a close friend of the family, made him certain that Clemson was the place he wanted to be.
"I've been thinking about it forever. I feel like everybody that goes through recruiting has certain people whose opinions you value," Seckinger said. "I wanted one more person's opinion. He's a real dear family friend. I was able to go out dinner with him. I had been able to talk to all the people that were important to me, in my opinion.
"After that, I came to the conclusion that Clemson was the best place for me, the best place I can continue my career."
Caldwell, a three-time All-American for the Bulldogs, is The Citadel athletic department's orthopedic surgeon.
"He's one person I respect. He was the last opinion that I value. After talking with him, my parents and everybody else, that was the conclusion I came up with," Seckinger said. "I know that I'm going to have no regrets."
On Tuesday night, Seckinger talked with coach Dabo Swinney .
"I called him and told him that I had been thinking a lot about the process and everything. Apparently, what he thought, by the way I was starting it, he thought I was going to say, ‘No.' to him," Seckinger said. "I told him. He was real excited. He said he couldn't wait for me to get back up there. He said, ‘You're the type of guy we want at Clemson. We think you're going to make a big difference in our program. He was just excited.'
"I talked to him three different times. They were passing the phone between coach Swinney, coach [Billy] Napier, coach [Jeff] Scott and coach [Dan] Brooks."
Brooks, who recruits that portion of South Carolina for Clemson, has kept in the most contact with Seckinger. Scott has also played a big part in his recruitment.
As a senior, Seckinger has hauled in close to 90 catches for around 1,600 yards with 24 touchdowns.
He also held offers from N.C. State and Memphis.
Porter-Gaud plays Hammond in the SCISA AAA state championship on Saturday.
Seckinger to Clemson
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