Wide receiver Adam Humphries (6-0 175) of Dorman was offered earlier this week by Clemson and Saturday he made his commitment to the Tigers.
"Ever since I went to my first Clemson game I've been a fan," Humphries said. "It's just the atmosphere, and the coaches treat everybody like family. I can't wait to be a part of it."
The Clemson coaches view Humphries as a version of former receiver Tyler Grisham who is now with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"We heard the name Tyler Grisham at least 50 times," said Humphries father Bill. "We hope he gets to play that type of role."
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Humphries played most defensive back last season and had 46 tackles with 5 interceptions including the game clinching interception in the state championship game victory over Byrnes.
Clemson was the first offer for Humphries, who has also drawn interest from Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, LSU and Furman. His family has supported USC over the years. His grandfather was president of the Spartanburg County Gamecock Club for 10 years, and his father and mother have followed USC. But that passion for the Gamecocks didn't pass down to the younger Humphries.
"I wasn't a big fan of the Gamecocks," he said. "I've always liked Clemson and it will be easy to put on that jersey."
His father said he's already getting use to the idea of his son playing for the Tigers.
"I bought my first orange shirt the minute he got the offer," Bill Humphries said. "I wore it to church the very next day."
Humphries will play slot receiver and will return punts and kicks for the Tigers. He, of course is a teammate and close friend of highly touted Dorman receiver Charone Peake.
"Once I made the commitment he sent me a text and said congratuations," Humphries said. "I don't think (his commitment) will be a big influence. He's got his mind set (on three schools). I think he knows where he wants to go."
He's the 10th commitment for Clemson's 2011 class and the seventh from South Carolina.