DL Gage Cervenka (6-3 265) of Emerald, a lifelong Clemson, realized that childhood dream of joining the Tiger program Tuesday when he committed during an on campus visit with Dabo Swinney. Cervenka was offered by the Tigers a couple of weeks ago and that put the wheels in motion that led to his big moment today.
"My biggest thing is when I was younger, and this recent season when I went to the Georgia game, all the fans, they are never quiet," Cervenka said. "It's just unique. Seeing them run down The Hill, I just love being up there. It's close to home. And I love coach Swinney and the coaching staff. I love what he does. He tries to make you into a great young man."
Cervenka also had offers from Miami, Virginia Tech, Duke, Wake Forest and NC State but the Clemson offer quickly put those offers to the rear.
Cervenka is also a three time state wrestling champion and the Clemson defensive coaches view him as a run plugging interior lineman right now. Last season he had 100 tackles with 28 for loss and 3 sacks.
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Cervenka is Clemson's 10th commitment for the 2015 class.