DE Joe Gore (6-6 260) of Lake Waccamaw, NC committed Thursday afternoon to Clemson according to his coach Travis Connor. Gore had narrowed his list from 37 total offers to Clemson, USC, Duke and NC State.
He visited Clemson last Sunday. "He had a great visit last weekend at Clemson," Connor said. "He said he thought that's where his heart was. Coach Brooks has done such a great job with him. He spent time with coach Rumph, coach Steele and coach Pearman and he felt at ease around them. He felt like Clemson was the place he wanted to go. He told coach Swinney he was all in."
Last season Gore had 77 tackles with 16 sacks. "He's one of the best I've very coached," Connor said. "With his size, length and speed, he's going to be a defensive end in college. He's a great, great, great kid."
Gore is the 13th commitment for Clemson's 2011 class.