Clemson's hot recruiting streak continued Friday with a commitment from OL Isaiah Battle (6-7 260) of St. George, Va.
Battle attended Clemson's camp this week and committed Friday before leaving. His coach, Del Smith, was with him at the camp.
"We had a great couple of days there," Smith said. "Clemson offered earlier than other schools and that was one of the camps we had to get to. The whole staff was excellent. When you spend time with the staff you get a sense of family. That's very appealing.
"And tackle appears to be one of their high needs. Isaiah will have an opportunity to compete once he learns the system. He's extremely athletic. He has great top end speed. He has a ton of potential but he's extremely raw. He has a lot to learn but is eager and focused."
Battle is a native of Brooklyn and attends Blue Ridge High which is a boarding school.
He also had offers from New Mexico, Syracuse and East Carolina and drew interest from Auburn and Cincinnati.
He's the 14th commitment for Clemson's 2011 class.
Defensive end Joe Gore (6-6 260) of Lake Waccamaw, NC committed Thursday afternoon to Clemson according to his coach Travis Connor. Gore had narrowed his list from 37 total offers to Clemson, USC, Duke and NC State.
He visited Clemson last Sunday. "He had a great visit last weekend at Clemson," Connor said. "He said he thought that's where his heart was. Coach Brooks has done such a great job with him. He spent time with coach Rumph, coach Steele and coach Pearman and he felt at ease around them. He felt like Clemson was the place he wanted to go. He told coach Swinney he was all in."
Last season Gore had 77 tackles with 16 sacks. "He's one of the best I've very coached," Connor said. "With his size, length and speed, he's going to be a defensive end in college. He's a great, great, great kid."
Gore was the 13th commitment for Clemson's 2011 class.