Deciding there was no reason to wait until later in the week, defensive back Garry Peters (6-1 180) of Conyers, Ga., committed Monday night to Clemson over Alabama.
"It's a weight lifted off my shoulders, and now I can focus on my senior season," Peters said. "It's like a shoe that fit perfectly. My family loved Clemson, my coaches loved it and all the coaches at Clemson felt just like my coaches in high school. It's a family atmosphere.
"And I can play early but it all depends on me. I'd like to play both ways, but we'll see."
Peters also plays receiver but is considered first and foremost a lock-down corner.
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Some of his other offers were USC, Tennessee, Auburn, Maryland, Central Florida and East Carolina. He becomes the 15th commitment and the third cornerback for the Tigers' 2010 class.