Sidy speaks

The newest member to Brad Brownell's 2013 recruiting class, Sidy Mohamed Djitte, spoke with CUTigers about his commitment to Clemson.

C Sidy Mohamed Djitte Profile

A three-star center from Northwood Temple Academy in Fayetteville, N.C., Djitte committed to Clemson on Saturday afternoon after entertaining offers from Cincinnati and Memphis.

Djitte is the fourth member of the Tigers' 2013 class, which includes Patrick Rooks, Austin Ajukwa and Ibrahim Djambo.

"They've got a good engineering program, which is what I want to major in. I have a good relationship with the coaches. That's why I committed," Djitte said.

He's visited Clemson three times -- once during the 2011-12 season and again this past season. Djitte took his official visit in April.

"I like the campus. It wasn't far away. Everything was just combined in one spot, which I think is a good thing," he said.

The persistence by Brad Brownell and his staff paid off with the 6-foot-10, 230-pound prospect.

"Coach Brownell, he is the only coach that came on all the visits that they allowed him to do," Djitte said. "I talked to them a lot on the phone. I like coach Mike [Winiecki]. All those coaches, I like. They were nice to me. That's what I like about them.

"I have a great relationship with [Brownell]. He's a good guy."

Djitte acknowledged that he was hesitant in choosing Clemson.

"The one thing about Clemson that worried me a little bit was the losing season they had last year. Everybody was telling me that it's not a good idea...it won't help you get to the next level," Djitte said. "After I played with the guys and I know they've got some talent over there. I trust the coaches. Next year, maybe, we'll have a good season."

The plan is to make it official on Wednesday, the final day of the signing period. That's when Djitte will sign and fax his national letter of intent to Clemson.

"I think Wednesday was the day was planned. My family wants to do it in front of the students and stuff like that. So I think Wednesday afternoon," he said.

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