Sapp Commits!

The Clemson Tigers picked up a huge commitment earlier today from the top defensive end in Scout.com's East Region.

DE Ricky Sapp
6-4, 225, 4.7
Bamberg Ehrhardt High School
Bamberg, South Carolina

According to multiple sources, the Clemson Tigers received their fourth verbal commitment of the 2006 recruiting class earlier today when Ricky Sapp gave his pledge to the Clemson coaching staff.

Ron West was Sapp's primary recruiter to Clemson.

"I knew when I got here two years ago that (Sapp) was special," Bamberg Ehrhardt High School head coach Ron Duncan told Scout.com in a recent interview. "He was already 6-4, and 185 pounds as a sophomore. He has the frame to play at 235 pounds as a linebacker. He could even get up to 260 pounds. Sometimes in practice, he will play cornerback and dominate there."

Sapp recorded 82 tackles, 11 sacks and 25 tackles for loss as a junior en route to All-State and All-Region honors.

Sapp is projected as either a defensive end or "bandit" in Clemson's defense next year.

The South Carolina native chose the Tigers over scholarship offers from just about every school in the southeast, including Florida State, Georgia, North Carolina State, Florida and Miami (Fl).

Sapp's commitment was the second for Clemson in as many days. The Tigers also received a verbal commitment from Deantwan Whitehead just yesterday. Clemson also received commitments from Illinois TE/DL Jamie Cumbie and South Carolina native DB Byron Maxwell this year.

Sapp is currently ranked as the No. 1 defensive end recruit in the East Region and the No. 2 overall player in South Carolina.

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