Dabo Lands First Commitment

CUTigers.com has the latest on this four-star defensive back after his official visit to Clemson concluded Sunday afternoon, and it's nothing but good news all around.

S Jonathan Meeks Profile

Jonathan Meeks, a former Rock Hill standout who just completed a year at Hargrave Military Academy, also concluded his official visit to Clemson on Sunday.

And after visiting North Carolina and N.C. State, he decided he had enough with the recruiting process.

"Yes sir I have committed to Clemson," Meeks told CUTigers.com just moments after making his decision. "The opportunity was there for me to come and play. Coach Swinney and new defensive back coach, coach Cheese [Charlie Harbison] were great."

Here is what else Meeks had to say about his trip:

Can you talk about your official visit and what you did during your time on campus?
Meeks: It went great. We had a great time. Two others from Hargrave with me and Bryce McNeal.

Who came with you on your trip?
Meeks: My mom and dad came with me too. They enjoyed the trip.

Who was your player host?
Name: Mike Hamlin. We got along great. We had a great time together.

Four-star safety Jonathan Meeks, seen here at Saturday's Clemson-S.C. State basketball game, verbally committed to Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney Sunday morning.
What were some of the highlights?
Meeks: I guess when I committed. Coach Swinney said I was his first commit as a head coach. He was excited. He loved it. Said he can't wait for me to come up in January.

How would you rate the visit on a scale of one to 10?
Meeks: Definitely a 10.

Did you hear about any verbal commitments this weekend?
Meeks: They were all thinking about it, but not sure who will. They are both considering it. They both like it a lot.

With the losses of both starting safeties after this season, safety is an immediate need for Clemson in the 2009 recruiting class.

Meeks, a South Carolina native who will enroll at Clemson in January, will likely be in the mix for a starting position should he have a strong spring practice and fall camp.

He will take no other visits in the recruiting process an is a firm verbal commitment to the Tigers.

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