Posted: 9:19 pm Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

5-star Mitch Hyatt reflects on committing early to Clemson 

By Michael Carvell

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1496419233001?bctid=3382282431001

If you’re a high school junior who is already rated as a 5-star and you don’t want to draw a lot of attention to yourself, the best time to commit is on signing day during your junior year – when the media is still focused on the seniors.

That was the strategy of North Gwinnett High School offensive lineman Mitch Hyatt, who committed to Clemson under the radar last month. Hyatt was ranked as the state’s No. 1 prospect for 2015 (but has since been passed by Westover High School defensive tackle Trent Thompson).

Even though his college future is secure, Hyatt still showed up at Sunday’s Nike camp to compete against some of the state’s top offensive linemen (McEachern High School’s Chuma Edoga and Mays High School’s Dallas Warmack were the offensive linemen invited to this summer’s Nike Opening).

  • How does Hyatt reflect on his decision to commit early?
  • Has Hyatt’s recruiting died down?
  • Have any other college contacted Hyatt since he pledged to Clemson?

Hyatt talks about that and more in the above video.

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3 comments
Birmingham__Jacket
Birmingham__Jacket

If you had told me several years ago when Dabo took over the HC job at Clemson, I wouldn't have given him a chance.

But Dude is a heck of a recruiter.

Clemson is the type of program that should be on par with UGA, LSU and SC.  It's a football factory.  

Dabo has this program headed in the right direction.  

I think our dominance against Clemson may be coming to an end.  Like UGA, we are going to struggle with Clemson until we narrow the talent gap on our roster.

DawgGoneIt
DawgGoneIt

I'd really like to flip that Dallas Warmack kid from Alabama. But he is said to be a strong Bama lean because of his brother Chance who played there and was a top 10 selection in last year's draft for the Tennessee Titans. I could see why he'd want to go there. But myself, I've never followed my brother's footsteps. I choose my own way. Good luck to all these young men. But I sure would like to have Warmack.

POAD2013
POAD2013

He knows he wanted to play for Clemson since he was a lil kid so why not Commit if that is how he truly feels.