Commitment Watch

Four star OL Bryce Mathews talks with CUTigers about his upcoming plans.

OL Bryce Mathews Profile

Clemson got good news at Friday's All-In Cookout as 4-star outside linebacker Tre Lamar (Roswell, GA) committed to the Tigers.

He was the second commitment to Dabo Swinney's staff, joining 3-star offensive tackle Chandler Reeves from McDonough, Georgia, who committed in June.

The Tigers' staff has bolstered the offensive line over the last couple of classes and another collegiate decision is looming that will have an effect on Clemson. Brentwood Academy 4-star offensive tackle Bryce Mathews (Brentwood, TN) was also in attendance for Swinney's All-In Cookout and spoke with CUTigers to update his upcoming decision.

"It was great to see them again since it was only my second visit, and I wanted to see how it followed up the first one," explained Mathews. "I'd say I left with the same impression as I did the first time. It was a great experience, and I loved getting to meet everyone there. I spent the most time with Coach (Robbie) Caldwell and talked to him a lot throughout the day.

"We got to go see one of the dorms that is almost finished. My favorite part, besides seeing Coach Swinney dance, was spending time with Coach Caldwell." As Mathews finalizes his thought on Clemson, he's confident in his final three as a whole.

"I don't have a specific date, but Clemson, Tennessee and Ole Miss are the top three," said Mathews. "Each of them are a reasonable distance from home, which is comforting to know. I like all the coaching staffs and the atmosphere surrounding each of their programs."

Mathews is expected to make his commitment public in the next week or two and is ready to conclude the busy recruiting process.

"I've always wanted to commit before my senior year starts so I can focus on winning a championship at Brentwood. I feel like I've spent enough time evaluating schools and feel prepared to choose one for myself," concluded Mathews.

The tackle is 6-foot-6 and weighs 275 pounds. He's been timed at 5.20 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Mathews is rated as the 17th best offensive tackle in the country and the best tackle in Tennessee by Scout.com for the 2016 class.

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