Woodruff OL Javarius Leamon (6-6 297) committed to Clemson Friday morning becoming the Tigers' 13th commitment for the 2012 class. Leamon told his coach, Brian Lane, after weightlifting Friday morning that he was ready to make the call on his decision. Lane instructed him to talk things over with his mother and move forward from there.
“He talked with his mom and called coach (Jeff) Scott,” Lane said. “I really feel like it’s a solid commitment as well. He went to camp and spent a couple of days there, and then went back and took his folks. He felt at home there and his parents had a good visit.”
Leamon said he gave the decision a lot of thought and it was simply time to end the process. “I was thinking to myself I wanted to hurry up and get it done,” he said. “I’ve been having feelings I was going to do it sooner than later and Clemson was the place for me to be. I just like the atmosphere on game days, the coaches, and I’ve made friends with (committed players) (Patrick) Destefano and (Jay) Guillermo, and (incoming freshman) (Charone) Peake. All of us are really good friends.”
Leamon will play tackle for the Tigers. Last season was the first where he played a lot. “He’s athletic and has long arms,” Lane said. “He explodes thru and finishes his blocks. And he really moves well side to side.”
Leamon is the third offensive lineman to commit to Clemson. And he’s the 7th in state commitment. Leamon also held offers from USC, Auburn, Tennessee, East Carolina, Vanderbilt and Marshall.