Tankersley commits to Clemson

Cordrea Tankersley, a four-star prospect in the class of 2012, decided to commit to Clemson and head coach Dabo Swinney on Wednesday night.

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"I was just ready to get it over with," he told CUTigers.com after pulling the trigger.

"That's just where I want to go. I don't want to go anywhere else."

The Scout.com four-star called his recruiter of note, defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison, to let him know that a commitment was on the way.

"Me and coach Cheese were talking about if for almost a week or two. He had to talk to my parents and stuff," Tankersley said. "I gave him a call and he told me to call coach Swinney."

The Tigers' head coach was pleased to receive the news.

"There's no telling what he's doing what he's doing right now," Tankersley said with a laugh. "He was excited."

Harbison, of course, was happy to hear the news, too.

"He sound more relieved than anything."

Listed as the No. 29 wide receiver by Scout.com, Tankersley will play defensive back at Clemson.

As a junior at Silver Bluff High School [Aiken], he rushed for 1,580 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also threw for 900 yards and three touchdowns.

During his sophomore season, Tankersley rushed for 680 yards and 15 touchdowns, plus 12 catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, he had 36 tackles and an interception.

The four-star prospect will visit Clemson next Thursday.

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