Tigers Pick Up Sixth Commitment

The Clemson Tigers received their sixth verbal commitment this weekend.

TE Nick DiLillo Profile

Billy Napier and the Clemson Tigers received their sixth verbal commitment for the class of 2008 when Ohio native Nick DiLillo pledged to play fooball at Clemson this weekend.

"Yes I did commit," DiLillo told CUTigers.com Saturday morning. "I went down to Clemson on Thursday night. On Friday coach Napier showed me around to everything.

"I committed to coach Bowden and coach Napier this morning right before the scrimmage. They were real excited. The biggest thing that made me feel great was when I committed coach Bowden told me I had a 4-year scholarship. He said it didn't matter if I got hurt or not, Clemson was committed to me as well."

DiLillio also said Clemson's offense was something was particullarly appealing in his decision.

"I like the kind of spread offense. I definitely want to line up and block a lot, but I also want to be able to catch some balls too. I want to go where they play the tight end in different position," he said.

Last season DiLillo caught 46 passes for 580 yards and four touchdowns.

DiLillio also said his decision came down to two schools, Clemson and a team from the Big East.

"It came down to Pittsburgh and Clemson," he said. "I was really thinking about Pittsburgh but I wanted to visit Clemson first to give them a chance. The second I got here I fell in love with the place. I told coach Napier last night I was going to commit, but I wanted to sleep on it."

DiLillio's family also made the trip to Tigertown.

"My mom and granddad came with me," he said. "At first they were kind of skeptical because it is like a 10 hour drive. But then they said this is the right place for me. Clemson is just the perfect college for me."

CUTigers.com reported early last week on The Valley Premium Message Board that Clemson was in good shape to land the star tight end, pending his visit.

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