Bryant commits to Clemson

Clemson picked up another big-time commitment Thursday morning when three-star quarterback Kelly Bryant pulled the trigger.

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Bryant made the decision on Wednesday.

The cousin of former Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant, Kelly completed 187 of 298 passes for 2,665 yards with 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions in his first season as the quarterback at Wren.

Bryant also rushed 189 times for 1,174 yards and 18 scores and had 192 kickoff return yards last season.

"I had a feeling that's where I wanted to be. I've been doing a lot of thinking, going back and forth and Clemson came to me. That, in my mind, was where I wanted to be," he told CUTigers on Thursday morning.

Bryant, who transferred to Wren from Abbeville, picked up his offer from Clemson when he was a freshman. He went on to pick up offers from Florida, N.C. State, UNC, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

But Clemson sits ahead of them all. That's why Bryant made the call to Chad Morris and Dabo Swinney on Thursday morning.

"They were happy for me, congratulating me, welcoming me to the family, telling me all about what a commitment means, telling me everything I would experience at Clemson and everything I could do," Bryant said. "They were just excited."

In the end, their long-time relationship with the three-star quarterback paid dividends.

"They've been honest since they first offered me, that played a major key in me making my decision," Bryant said. "So, they're the type of coaches that are going to be honest with me and tell me everything. That was a big key factor."

Bryant is the second quarterback to commit to Clemson's 2015 class. Three-star Tucker Israel of Lake Nona High School in Orlando, Fla. was the first.

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