Tigers Lose One

This four-star prospect told the Clemson coaching staff early Monday evening he has decided to decommit. "It is a great place and I love it down there, but it is just too far away," he said.

TE Nic DiLillo Profile

After a wave of verbal commitments in recent weeks, the Clemson Tigers lost a commitment Monday evening.

Nic DiLillo, a four-star tight end prospect out of Madison High School (Ohio) has decommitted from Clemson University, CUTigers.com has learned.

"I just got off the phone with coach Napier," he said. "I told him like 10 minutes ago. I told him that I had decided to decommit from Clemson.

"I just told him the truth. When I go to Clemson I love everything about it. It is a 12 hour drive however and I get home sick real easy. If I went to Clemson my parents and coaches would only get to see me play a few times a year. I feel like I would be letting my parents and my coaches down if I went to Clemson.

"It is a great place and I love it down there, but it is just too far away."

The Ohio standout had just camped at Clemson last week.

"Yes I was there on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. I loved it," he said. "I had a blast. I got to know the coaches real well. I got a lot of time with coach Napier."

DiLillo, who has been rumored to be leaning towards committing to Pittsburgh, has not decided on a new school yet.

"I have not made a commitment anywhere else yet. Pittsburgh is one of my favorites though. I want to go to a school that is no more than three or four hours from home," he said.

Dilillo's change of heart leaves the Tigers with 10 prospects committed for the class of 2008.

Clemson is expected to sign approximately 20 players next February.

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