OLB/DB Tanner Muse Profile
With recruiting all but wrapped up for Belmont (N.C) native and Clemson commitment Tanner Muse, the three-star safety is now focused on his senior year on the diamond and the year ahead in Tigertown.
As a standout baseball player, there's always the possibility of the Major League Baseball draft this summer stealing him away. While the future is hard to predict, Muse says he believes he'll end up at Clemson.
"I'm coming to Clemson," said Muse, saying that he'd ultimately made
up his mind "about a month ago."
The possibility exists for him to baseball at Clemson too. He spent the past weekend talking with both Dabo Swinney and Jack Leggett about the opportunity to play both sports during his official visit for football.
Hosted by tight end Cannon Smith over the 48-hour period, the weekend went about as well as you would think.
And when looking at his own skill in both baseball and football, Muse
said it is hard to determine which he plays better.
Muse explained saying, "Well, I think I'm about even, but it just
depends since baseball is a hot and cold sport."
On the gridiron, Muse has gained a lot of experience in high school at both safety and
linebacker and will have options for where to play while at Clemson.
He isn't quite sure where he'll play on the field but spoke of the
coaches' thoughts saying, "I think from all this talk I'll be a strong
There are multiple attributes that stand out as far as Muse's skill
set goes. "I like the physicalness I bring," said Muse. And, the
coaches "say the mental side" he brings has a lot to do with Muse's
When looking at Clemson, Muse sees a player that stands out as a role
"Robert Smith for sure. He's a leader and just gets after it every
play," said Muse.
There's no question that Tanner Muse is just one piece of a special
recruiting class for Clemson, and the incoming freshmen are already
setting their goals high. Clemson should open as the favorite in the
ACC in 2015-16 and will even have its eyes set on the College Football
Muse kept it vague but said that the freshmen "know what the
main goal is, so that's what we're shooting for."
Muse, a three-star recruit, was a two-way star as a senior. He ran the
ball 85 times for 1,185 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively he
recorded 102 tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack, two interceptions
and a forced fumble.
Muse focused on Clemson
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