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OT Laurence Gibson and DT Josh Watson commit to Clemson

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The Clemson staff garnered their 19th and 20th commitments for 2010 with Hargrave's DT Josh Watson and OT Laurence Gibson this evening as they wrap up their official visits. Both guys will be early enrollees for January, and both were pulled in by Danny Pearman.


Watson (***) is 6'3" 285, with full offers from UNC, Duke, and CU, as well as late interest by FSU, BC, NC State and Syracuse. His plans before this weekend included an official to UNC next weekend, no word whether this is cancelled or not. From his film, I see a Trey Tate-type player but with a quicker initial move.

Gibson (***) is 6'6" 300lbs, was a VT lean, but BC, Auburn and Ole Miss showed more interest of late. Clemson came into the weekend #2 on his list but apparently we have pulled it out. With JK Jay (2nd back surgery, gone at least for Spring, possibly much longer) and Cory Lambert gone now, this gives us much-needed depth at Tackle in the near future. For his size, Gibson moves very well and could be molded into a future LT. Gibson's HS film is included.

UPDATE Dec. 17: Gibson decommitted the next day, after giving permission to several recruiting outlets to say he committed to CU, and today affirmed his commitment to Frank Beamer.