Dabo Swinney Pumped as 4-Star Safety Commits to Clemson

When Tae Harris called Dabo Swinney and told him he was committing to Clemson, the Tigers’ excitable head coach, who is on vacation at the moment, celebrated by diving into the pool.

Harris, a one-time Georgia commit, officially announced his pledge to the Tigers on Monday, but Clemson coaches had known since the weekend. The 4-star safety from Cedartown, Georgia is a top 200 player per 247 sports and ranked as high as the number 11 safety in the country.

Harris attended a Clemson spring practice, and it was at that time he knew he wanted to be a Tiger. He informed Dabo Swinney on Sunday.

“After a great recruiting experience and long months of searching where I fit the best for me and my family, I have decided to further my education and football career at the University of Clemson,” Harris posted on X (formerly Twitter).

Tae Harris

Harris also thanked his mother, family, and friends for helping him through his recruiting journey, and noted that his faith was a source of strength as he weighed his collegiate options.

The 6-foot, 195-pound safety noted he was drawn to Clemson, in part, because he has the chance to play early. The Tigers saw multiple young players log significant snaps in the secondary during the 2023 season, including Aveion Terrell, Khalil Barners, and Kylon Griffin. Harris, who is part of the 2025 recruiting class, will have a chance to join the list of elite talent in the Tigers’ secondary which was among the nation’s best last season.

Harris is the 11th commitment in Clemson’s 2025 class which currently ranked as the number three class in the 247 team composite rankings.

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