4-star DE Watches Tigers from North Dakota

Earlier this summer Clemson picked up a commitment from one of the top JUCO defensive ends in the nation. How is his season going? What did he think of the Tigers victory over FSU? CUTigers.com has these answers and more in this recruiting update.

DE Jarrett Crittenton Profile

The Clemson coaching staff is well on its way in landing one of the top defensive line recruiting classes in the country. One of Clemson's top commitments thusfar for the 2008 class is 6-6, 270 pound Jarrett Crittenton.

Crittenton, who plays for North Dakota State, is already off to a fast start.

"We are 1-1 so far," he said. "I had six tackles in the last game and five in the first game. I don't have any sacks yet. I get a lot of pressure on the quarterback, but as soon as I get there they get rid of the ball."

The 4-star defensive end spent Labor Day night watching the Tigers.

"I watched that one. I really enjoyed it. It was a very exciting game. I was surprised how well the defense played. I liked the energy on the defensive line," said Crittenton.

Clemson assistant coach Chris Rumph is keeping in contact with the former Georgia standout.

"I talked to coach Rumph not too long ago. He says he is excited to get me up there to Clemson," said Crittenton.

The top JUCO defender, who plans to graduate in May, continues to hear from other schools even though he is committed to the Tigers.

"I am still hearing from some others. Kansas State is still calling. Texas A&M called the other day. They want me to come checkout the schools and see the campus. I am telling them I am firm with Clemson. I haven't decided if I will go visit them," said Crittenton.

A long road trip is planned for later this week.

"We have a game this Saturday against Juliet. We are going to go there on Friday morning. We are going to take the bus. It will be about an eight to ten hour drive I think," said the top defender.

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