Boulware commits to Clemson

T.L. Hanna [Anderson] junior linebacker Ben Boulware informed CUTigers on Wednesday night that he has committed to Clemson.

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Boulware, who attends nearby T.L. Hanna High School [Anderson] was on Clemson's campus Wednesday afternoon to watch the Tigers' spring practice.

"I'm committing to Clemson," he said in a text message on Wednesday night.

Boulware selected Clemson over offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Ole Miss, Stanford and Tennessee. He'd recently cut his final group down to the Tigers and Bulldogs.

"I just kind of felt at home, really," Boulware said. "My entire family has been through Clemson. Literally, everybody in my family has graduated from Clemson. My brother's there. It's just the place where I felt at home and the most comfortable."

Rated by as a three-star prospect, he's listed as the No. 16 middle linebacker in the class of 2013.

Boulware pulled the trigger with a phone call to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney.
"I was at practice and I wanted to do it then, but my dad wanted to talk a little bit. I called Dabo about 45 minutes ago," Boulware said.

Swinney was excited to hear news.

"He just went hysterical. He just started screaming. It was pretty funny," Boulware said.

The weight of the recruiting process is now off his shoulders.

"It was kind of a fun process. I just want to focus on baseball and the rest of my senior season for football now," he said.

As a junior, Boulware had 181 tackles, four tackles for loss, four sacks, four forced fumbles, four pass breakups and a blocked punt.

His brother, Garrett Boulware, is a freshman on the Clemson baseball team. Top Stories