The Clemson Tigers picked up a huge commitment today from 4-star 2023 LB Jamal Anderson out of Hoschton, Georgia. The name sounds familiar to a lot of us old timers. His dad (same name) played seven seasons for the Atlanta Falcons in the 1990’s.
Anderson, 6-4 202, is the nation’s #11 ranked linebacker and the #17 best player in talent-rich Georgia. Isaiah Simmons came into Clemson at 6-3 225. Anderson’s size and playing style resembles the former Clemson standout. He is fast and all over the field.
Last year, he accumulated 78 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks, four hurries and two interceptions.
Anderson picked up 30+ offers and chose the Tigers over the Utah Utes, the team his dad played for. Utah made a big push, but Anderson decided to stay closer to home.
He becomes the 10th commitment for the Tigers, and moves Clemson past Louisville into the 8th spot in the 247 recruiting rankings.
CSN reached out ESPN’s Tom Luginbill for his thought on the Linebacker from Georgia:
“Long, rangy edge player. Has physical growth upside. OLB/DE tweener. Runs really well. COD isn’t elite, but he can redirect and cover ground quickly. Shows closing burst and power as a tackler. Flashes as a hitter. Will only get bigger and stronger. Best near the box.”
Stay tuned as Clemson continues to add to the 2023 Class .