"Really the culture that coach ( Dabo ) Swinney has built there," Murphy told us last month about what he likes best about Clemson. "He's been there for 10 years now. He's never really offered a juco. There's really a character he's trying to bring to the school, and it's not just athleticism. I really like that. "
The Tigers circled Murphy on their board more than a year ago. Defensive ends coach Lemanski Hall defensive tackles coach Todd Bates and defensive coordinator Brent Venables each chipped in along the way to secure one of the most coveted prospects in arguably
Murphy and his parents visited Clemson early last month for a final comprehensive look at academics.
He was planning to make an announcement on August rally, but the chance to be part of of Clemson's class compelled him to move his timeframe after this last visit.
Murphy becomes the 1
Clemson is now up five five stars for this class, one shy of the program high established with the 2018 haul.
The Tigers have also widened their margin with the No. 1-ranked recruiting class, ahead of LSU, Alabama and Georgia.
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