Clemson University

June 10, 2011

Clemson lands two top instate commitments

Silver Bluff's Tankersley, Allendale-Fairfax's Geohaghan plan to join Tigers

The Clemson football team added two more commitments from top instate prospects.

Athlete Cordrea Tankersley (6-1 185) of Silver Bluff and defensive back Ronald Geohaghan (6-1 190) of Allendale Fairfax had been favoring the Tigers throughout the recruiting process and made their decisions official Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon, respectively. It gives the Tigers six commitments for the class of 2012.

Tankersley plays quarterback and in the secondary for his high school. Clemson likes him as a defensive back. Last season he rushed for 1,664 yards and 21 touchdowns and passed for 900 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Geohaghan plays strong safety and is projected for the same at Clemson. Last season he had 97 tackles and 7 sacks.

For Tankersley, the decision was easy.

"There was no doubt about it," he said. "I love the people and the coaches and they love me. I started getting serious about it with my parents last week and went ahead and got it over with."

Tankersley had narrowed his list to three, choosing the Tigers over USC and Miami. He will camp at Clemson next Thursday.

"I love the atmosphere there," he said. "They have great academics and they're bringing in some other good recruits."

Geohaghan chose the Tigers over USC, North Carolina, N.C. State, Duke and Pitt.

"I felt it was the right fit for me academically and athletically," he said. "It's a place and can concentrate on my studies, develop in the weight room and be a good teammate."

Geohaghan is strong with his commitment but is planning to take other visits.

"I want to enjoy the recruiting process, but I am firm with Clemson," Geohaghan said.

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