Clemson assistant coach Brad Scott and the Clemson coaching staff received a nice Christmas present when 4-star offensive lineman Dalton Freeman verbally committed to the Tigers.
"I called coach Scott about 5 o'clock," he said. "He was just getting into the hotel. He was very excited. He talked with both of my parents."
"Then I called coach Bowden right before the team dinner. I talked with him and committed to Clemson. Then he spoke with both of my parents. I really liked they way it was handled. It was done right," said Freeman.
Why did the Shrine Bowl standout pull the trigger on Christmas day?
"I was ready to get it over. I had been doing a lot of thinking lately. Clemson was the place I really wanted to go. It was the place I wanted to spend the next few years. My dad and I had been talking. He knew I was ready to commit. We decided to do it on Christmas. It worked out great," replied Freeman.
Fresh off an impressive performance during the Shrine Bowl the nation's 9th best offensive lineman according to Scout.com became the 16th commitment for the Tigers.
The 6-6, 270 pound Pelion standout will play guard for the Tigers.
The Shrine Bowl standout is glad the recruiting process is complete. "It is great. Clemson has been recruiting me the hardest and the longest. I have developed a great relationship with coach Scott over the past few years. He is like family," said Freeman.
Freeman will now turn his focus to helping recruit other top prospects for the Tigers including Shrine Bowl teammate Kenneth Page.
Freeman, who has been a strong Clemson lean for quite some time, had been expected to make an announcement before the start of the new year.
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