Here's the kicker

Clemson landed a commitment from punter Bradley Pinion Tuesday night.

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Pinion chose the Tigers over North Carolina, but also had offers from TCU and East Carolina.

"I called coach Swinney and was like, ‘I'm all in, coach.' He was good to go," Pinion told shortly after he pulled the trigger.

"It just felt right. I could go in and start my freshman year. It's my job to lose. It was logical. It was perfect. My whole family was for Clemson. My dad, he went down there. I called him and he said, ‘That's where I wanted you to go, son.'"

Swinney was "ecstatic" with the news.

"He was like, ‘You're the number one kicker in the nation. You just changed our football team drastically. He said you punt the hell out of the ball,'" Pinion said.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound rising senior said he and special teams coordinator Danny Pearman have a strong relationship.

"I love coach Pearman. I love coach Swinney. I got along great with coach Swinney. We cut up, do everything. He's awesome," Pinion said.

"The support around Clemson, the people I've met around Clemson, the people getting recruited to Clemson, everything—it's amazing. They've been the biggest help. It's unbelievable how the Clemson fans are. The place itself, it's unreal. You can't beat it."

As a junior, he averaged 38 yards per punt with a 4.3-second hang time.

Pinion is the eighth verbal commitment to Clemson in the 2012 recruiting class. For a full list of Clemson's commitments, click here. Top Stories