Joseph Charleston becomes Clemson’s first 2019 commitment

joseph charleston-clemson football-clemson tigers-clemson recruiting

The first member of Clemson’s 2019 recruiting class has arrived.

Safety Joseph Charleston committed to the Tigers, which he announced via a post on Twitter.

“…I would lastly like to thank every university that offered me and gave me an opportunity to play for them and to say that I am truly honored,” he wrote. “But one school sticks out from the rest. After many talks with my family and coaches I am officially committed to CLEMSON UNIVERSITY!! #AllIn”

Charleston had visited Clemson three times this year, including last week’s game against Wake Forest.

He is a 4-star prospect in the Class of 2019, and a top-10 player at his position per the 247Sports composite.

Per Rivals’ Chad Simmons, Charleston called Clemson safeties coach Mickey Conn — on Conn’s birthday, no less — to deliver the news before informing head coach Dabo Swinney of his decision.

The safety from Milton (Alpharetta, Ga.) told Simmons he felt Clemson was the right spot for him. With.

“I have always liked Clemson, but on the way back from this past visit, I talked with my parents and we decided that Clemson is where i wanted to play college ball,” he said.

And with the commitment comes the question on whether or not he’ll still be looking at other schools, which plenty of recruits do.

Charleston, though, has made his choice.

“I am now committed to Clemson and I am shutting things down,” he told Simmons. “I am all Clemson.”


The post Joseph Charleston becomes Clemson’s first 2019 commitment appeared first on Diehards.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.