Change of plans

On Thursday, Clemson defensive back commitment Cordrea Tankersley will complete his classwork at Hargrave Military Academy.

DB Cordrea Tankersley Profile

The Silver Bluff High School product will not move to Clemson immediately after he finishes at Hargrave.

Tankersley, who signed with the Tigers last February, spent the fall at Hargrave working to qualify.

"I came up one point short on my ACT. I'm going to have to take it again in February. Once I get it, I'll enroll in May," Tankersley told CUTigers on Sunday.

It's news that the 6-foot-2, 190-pound prospect wasn't eager to accept. But he's taking it in stride.

"It is kind of frustrating, but I work hard. I don't really let it get to me," Tankersley said. "I talked to the Clemson coaches almost every day and they encourage me, tell me to keep my head up and finish strong and get that one point so I can move in.

"I don't let it get me down too much. I've worked hard."

When Tankersley returns home to Aiken later this week, he'll focus on preparing for the February ACT and working out.

"I'm going to workout [several] days throughout the week, to keep in shape for May, and pretty much just try to stay out of trouble," he said.

During his Hargrave season, Tankersley had 36 tackles, two interceptions, a pick-6 and eight pass breakups. On the offensive side of the ball, Tankersley caught 30 passes for 269 yards and four touchdowns. Top Stories