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One of the top prospects in South Carolina gave his verbal commitment to the Tigers in a telephone call to the Clemson coaching staff Friday morning.

WR Joe Craig Profile

The Clemson coaching staff picked up its third pledge for the 2010 recruiting class earlier today from Gaffney's Joe Craig.

"I just committed," Craig told CUTigers in a text message at 9:03 AM.

The commitment, which had been expected since his junior day trip to Tigertown last month, was confirmed again last night by CUTigers.

"It just felt like home," he said. "It really did. There's just something about Clemson. I know a lot of people are saying I'm jumping on the Clemson offer but it just feels like home.

"I remember I was eating with Jacoby [Ford] and C.J. Those guys are track guys like me and we got along really good. Then we went around campus and stuff and they talked about offering me a full scholarship and stuff. I wanted to commit right then."

Craig also said a big part of his decision had to do with the fact Clemson wants him on offense- as a receiver.

"They've been telling me that I can play wide receiver and that's the only school that has said that and it just feels right," he said. "Wide receiver is what I want to play."

Last season, playing multiple positions for the Indians, Craig caught 17 passes for 228 y ards and three touchdowns while also rushing 86 times for 405 yards and seven more scores.

He played both as a receiver and a backup quarterback.

This coming year he's expected to be much more of a focal point for Gaffney's offense.

Craig's main recruiter to Tigertown was Clemson recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott.

The Gaffney two-way standout chose the Tigers over strong interest from Georgia, South Carolina, Maryland, among other schools.

Craig's commitment also gives the Tigers three verbal commitments for the 2010 class, including now two receivers.

The Clemson coaching staff also has secured the verbal commitment of Martavis Bryant, of T.L. Hanna High School.

Bryant is ranked as the No. 1 receiver in South Carolina by

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