Commitment Date in Sight for South's 29th-Ranked DE Taylor Upshaw?

Taylor Upshaw is fresh off a dream scholarship offer, and says a verbal commitment date could be right around the corner as well.

A game-changing offer has found its way to Taylor Upshaw, a product of Bradenton (Fla.) Braden River who checks in as the nation's 83rd-ranked defensive end on Scout.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound junior has a brother currently suiting up for Clemson, and now has the opportunity to team back up after receiving word from Dabo Swinney's coaching staff on Monday.

"Well, this is by far one of my favorite offers," Upshaw said. "They have the best family environment of any school I've visited.

"I like how I'd fit into their defense, too. My brother plays for them, which gives us the opportunity to play on the same team."

Upshaw, who is also labeled as the 29th-ranked defensive end in the South, did his part a number of months back when making the trek up to Clemson's campus to see everything for himself.

"I visited them at the Pitt vs. Clemson game, so that's when I first realized the type of staff they have," Upshaw said. "(Defensive coordinator) coach (Brent) Venables let me know over the phone that I had an offer to their school, and they think I'd be a great addition to the team.

"(Co-offensive coordinator) coach (Tony) Elliott and coach Venables also visited our school today, too."

With that being said, is Clemson now holding down the top spot in Upshaw's recruitment?

"I don't have a top school yet, but they are by far one of my favorites," Upshaw said. "A commitment date might be coming very soon, though.

"Oregon and Oklahoma are probably pushing the hardest for me."

Upshaw has no visits scheduled at this time.

Stay tuned to Scout for the latest developments in Upshaw's recruitment.

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