The Clemson Tigers got a jump on their recruiting efforts in the Class of 2020 on Tuesday by landing a commitment from in-state defensive tackle DeMonte Capehart, according to a report from TigerNet.com.
Capehart attended Dabo Swinney’s camp this week and ultimately gave his pledge. He also held offers from Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Duke before declaring for the Tigers.
Capehart is a 4-star prospect according to 247Sports and ranked as the No. 38 player in the nation, the No. 2 player in South Carolina and the No. 2 defensive tackle in the Class of 2020. The Hartsville High School star will be eligible to sign his national letter of intent in December 2019, so Clemson must hold onto his commitment for the next 18 months.
Capehart is the first Clemson commitment in its Class of 2020. The Tigers currently have 12 commitments in their Class of 2019, giving them the No. 5-ranked class in the country, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.