McKissic Says Clemson

Jacquez McKissic has signed his letter of intent to play football at Clemson University. According to his mother, his LOI was faxed in this morning at 9:28 AM. "We are very pleased that Jacquez has signed with Clemson," said head coach Tommy Bowden.

DL Jacquez McKissic
6-7, 250, 4.8
Opelika High School
Opelika, Alabama

Finally, the saga is over. That's right, Jacquez McKissic has made his final decision on where he'll attend college next season, and yes, it will be at Clemson.

According to McKissic's mother, Jacquez signed his Letter of Intent to play football at Clemson University earlier today, "Yes he did. He is a Clemson Tiger."

"He didn't let anyone know until we got to the school to sign the papers," she added.

McKissic, who becomes the 26th player to sign with the Tigers in the 2004 class, faxed his letter of intent into Clemson this morning at 9:28.

The Alabama native chose the Tigers over N.C. State.

In somewhat of an unusual scenario, McKissic decided to wait until after signing day to make his final decision. Apparently, he was torn between the Tigers and the Wolfpack after taking an official visit to Raleigh in late January.

Regardless, he comes to Clemson from one of the top programs in the state of Alabama at Opelika High School. He helped lead his team to consecutive 12-1 seasons as a junior and senior, and was also a two-year starter on the basketball team.

McKissic is also the teammate of fellow Clemson signee Adrian Kindred. will have more on this story throughout the week.

Official University Release
Jacquez McKissic, a 6-7, 263-pound defensive lineman from Opelika, AL, has signed a national letter of intent with the Clemson football program. McKissic is the 26th member of Tommy Bowden's sixth class of signees.

McKissic played for Spence McCracken at Opelika High School in Alabama. He was a teammate of Clemson 2004 signee Adrian Kindred. McKissic had 43 tackles, eight sacks and an interception last year as the starting nose guard on a defense that allowed just 37 points in 12 games. It was his second season as a starter for Opelika High.

He is one of four signees in this Clemson class from the state of Alabama.

"We are very pleased that Jacquez has signed with Clemson," said head coach Tommy Bowden. "It was worth the wait. He is an athletic defensive lineman, an area we needed to fill with this new class. We are happy with the quality of linemen who will be joining us next year and Jacquez's signing makes the group even stronger." Top Stories