QB Tucker Israel Profile
Just a couple of weeks prior to the trip and decision, Israel was offered by Clemson when offensive coordinator Chad Morris stopped by Lake Nona High School in Orlando, Fla.
The junior spoke with CUTigers the day after his visit to Tigertown.
"I had a great time. I got there a little bit earlier than everybody, because I had to ride out about 1:30, so I had a little bit of special treatment, a little bit 1-on-1 time with coach Morris and stuff like that, so I enjoyed that," Israel said.
As a junior, Israel completed 254-of-385 passes for 3,979 yards with 40 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed 79 times for 456 yards and three touchdowns.
Florida, ECU, UCF, USF, Cincinnati, Indiana, Western Kentucky, South Alabama and Delaware have also offered.
The opportunity to play at Clemson was too good to pass up.
"That offense is something special they have at Clemson, the type of offense they run and their big plays," Israel said. "The one thing they have coming in every year with recruits -- receivers and running backs. They just throw it a lot. Hearing that really makes me want to pursue Clemson."
Israel is the seventh public commitment to Clemson's 2015 class.
A pair of four-star prospects, Van Smith and Tanner Muse, will play safety. Three-star wide receiver Shadell Bell and three-star offensive tackle Noah Green are also on board. Brothers Judah Davis and J.D. Davis are greyshirting before their arrival in January of next year.
Israel wanted to be part of what's being built at Clemson.
"I loved it. It's already great facilities, but they're talking about building more facilities for football, locker rooms, weight rooms and stuff like that, so that really sparked my interest in them," he said.
Israel picks Clemson
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