Dorman offensive lineman Brandon Thomas, the No. 2 lineman in South Carolina for the class of 2009, has verbally committed to Clemson over offers from South Carolina, North Carolina and Maryland, CUTigers.com has confirmed.
Thomas had been favoring Clemson for months, but elected to hold off on a verbal commitment until later in the summer.
"It is a strong commitment," Thomas told CUTigers.com. "I am not going to change my mind with this.
"I selected Clemson because of location. It is close to home so everyone can see me play. I like the academics at Clemson. I also like the atmosphere at Clemson."
His commitment is the 11th public commitment for Clemson in the 2009 recruiting class.
The Tigers have also already secured the verbal commitment of the No. 1 offensive lineman in the state- Christ Church's J.K. Jay.
Clemson recruiting coordinator/tight ends coach Billy Napier was Brandon's main recruiter to Tigertown.
An athletic lineman, Thomas is also expecting to play tight end for the Cavaliers this coming season.
"Now I don't have to worry about recruiting. I can just focus on school and my senior year," he added.
Thomas is currently ranked as the No. 16 offensive tackle prospect in the nation by Scout.com and has also been rated four stars.
He is the sixth verbal commitment for the Tigers that has been ranked four stars or higher.