Clemson picked up her second signing in as many days Monday morning when DE Tomarrion Parker (6-4 250) of Phenix City, AL announced for the Tigers via Tennessee, Florida and Georgia. On Sunday, the Tigers landed Tampa’s 2024 CB Tavoy Feagin.
Parker was back in Clemson for the game in Miami on Saturday. He paid an official visit to the Tigers over the weekend of October 21. His only other official visit was to Penn State last summer. He signed with the Nittany Lions shortly thereafter, but pulled out in August, ten days after receiving an offer from the Tigers.
The Tigers then became more involved, with defensive ends coach Lemanski Hall and new defensive line coach Nick Eason taking the lead. Eason and Parker had already formed a relationship when he was an assistant at Auburn.
“Even though we started talking in my sophomore year, I always felt the love from Coach Hall and Coach Swinney,” Parker said in his announcement via 247Sports’ YouTube channel. “My family has always loved it. This was my first ever visit to schools and I always knew that as soon as I got the offer from Clemson I would leave. A few things happened, and in the end Clemson offered. It’s my dream school, so I went.”
“The biggest thing was the relationship with the coaches,” Parker said last week. “It was like that from the jump. I’ve developed a great relationship with them and my family and it felt right to me. And the opportunity to play right away is there. Of course I have to work on the same grind, but the opportunity is there. They need guys to come in and play straight away and I’m looking forward to that.”
The Tigers will be hit hard by departures from the defensive line after this season, and the coaches have made that point clear to Parker.
“There’s an opportunity to play early because there are four defensive ends going this year,” Parker said in September. “The opportunity is open when spring comes.”
As a junior, Parker totaled 78 tackles with 15 sacks. He had 38.5 sacks for his career. Parker will be a signer in December and enrolled with Clemson in January.
Parker gives the Tigers 22 commitments in their 2023 class, third on the defensive end and sixth for the defensive line. They’ll be looking for #23 on Thanksgiving when Greenville’s WR Tyler Brown announces his signing.
Parker’s announcement on the 247Sports YouTube channel:
Clemson 2023 commitments
- AVIEON TERRELL CB6-0 170 ATLANTA
- BRANDEN STROZIER CB 6-2 175 ALPHARETTA, GA
- SHELTON LEWIS CB 5-11 180 STOCKBRIDGE, GA
- DAVID OJIEGBE DE 6-3 235 WASHINGTON, DC
- AJ HOFFLER DE 6-5 240 COLLEGE PARK, GA
- TOMARRION PARKER DE 6-4 250 PHENIX CITY, AL
- VICTOR BURLEY DT 6-4 278 WARNER ROBINS, GA
- STEPHIYLAN GREEN DT 6-4 275 ROME, GA
- PETER WOODS DT 6-2 265 ALABASTER, AL
- JAMAL ANDERSON LB 6-4 195 HOSCHTON, GA
- DEE CRAYTON LB 6-2 215 ALPHARETTA, GA
- IAN REED OT 6-5 310 AUSTIN, TX
- HARRIS SEWELL OT 6-4 290 ODESSA, TX
- ZECHARIAH OWENS OT 6-7 355 MCDONOUGH, GA
- CHRISTOPHER VIZZINA QB 6-4 207 BIRMINGHAM
- KYLEN WEBB SAF 6-1 180 SARASOTA, FL
- ROB BILLINGS SAF 6-1 185 ALPHARETTA, GA
- OLSEN HENRY TE 6-4 210 NAPLES, FL
- MARKUS DIXON TE 6-5 230 WARMINSTER, PA
- NOBLE JOHNSON WR 6-3 205 ROCKWALL, TX
- RONAN HANAFIN WR 6-3 205 CAMBRIDGE, MA
- MISUN KELLEY WR 5-11 177 DANIEL