Joe Gore previously narrowed his list to South Carolina, Duke, NC State, and Clemson having visited all of the four except Clemson, which was one of the last schools to offer the 6-foot-6, 260 pounder.
Lake Waccamaw (East Columbus, N.C.) head coach Travis Conner spoke to CUTigers about Gore's commitment to Clemson.
"He had a great visit there last weekend,"
Conner said. "He went down to the University of South Carolina on Saturday and then had a Shrine Bowl practice on Saturday night. Then he went to Clemson on Sunday and had a great visit."
Along with the coaches and atmosphere, one of the biggest selling points was the staff at Vickery Hall.
"Reggie [Simpkins], who runs the academic support building, took the time out on a Sunday to meet with a kid from North Carolina," Conner said. "That really impressed Joe. You could tell that he had his ducks in a row over there and new that he would take care of Joe academically.
The meeting with coach Dabo Swinney paid off too.
"Joe was able to sit down with coach Swinney for a little over an hour on Sunday. I think they have a plan for him," Conner said.
With 37 offers to his name at this point, Gore's first visit to Clemson sealed the deal.
"He had narrowed it down to four about a month ago and went to visit those four," Conner said. "When he got in bed and shut his eyes at night, he could see himself walking across campus at Clemson. That's what made the difference."
Gore was being recruited as a defensive end and as an offensive tackle by colleges from around the Southeast and is rated as a three star offensive tackel prospect by Scout.com.
Gore is the No. 46 offensive tackle and a three-star prospect according to Scout.com.
Gore commits to Clemson
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