Tigers Gain HUGE OL Commitment

"I had always wanted to be a Tiger," Hairston told CUTigers.com Wednesday evening. "I was just waiting on an offer."

OL Chris Hairston
6-5, 270, 5.0
Carver High School
Winston-Salem, N.C.

After evaluating OL Chris Hairston for the last several days on the practice fields at Dorman High School, the Clemson coaching staff must have liked what they saw.

In short, within the last 24 hours, they moved in with a scholarship offer and quickly bagged their 15th verbal commitment in the 2006 recruiting class.

In an interview with Scout.com Wednesday afternoon, Hairston confirmed that he had just received an offer from the Tigers and a verbal commitment was likely on the way.

It appears that verbal commitment went down Wednesday evening.

"I'm committed to Clemson," Hairston said in an interview with CUTigers.com. "I talked with Coach Hobby tonight. He gave me coach Bowden's phone number and I called him and told him I wanted to be a Tiger.

"He seemed real glad I decided to commit."

Hairston is the first offensive linemen to commit to the Tigers in the 2006 recruiting class.

And get this: he's also a big Clemson fan.

"I had always wanted to be a Tiger," he said. "I was just waiting on an offer. I had to talk it over with my parents today. "Crezdon (Butler) was happy for me. He was in my room when I made my decision earlier today. He was there when I talked it over with my parents."

CUTigers.com will have more on Hairston later on this week as he continues to prepare for Saturday's 69th Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

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