Clemson Football scored another commitment from a big man for the Class of 2024.
Elyjah Thurmon, an offensive lineman from Hinesville, Georgia, announced that he will play football for Clemson University.
Thurmon is 6’-5” and 278 pounds. He played high school football at Bradwell Institute. He is a 4-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite.
Thurmon also had scholarship offers from South Carolina, Florida, LSU, and Missouri. He had scheduled a visit to the Gamecocks, but ultimately did not take that visit.
Thurmon was not in a rush to get his recruitment completed before his high school season, as many prospects are these days. He took his time and made sure he made visits and talked to all his suitors.
This included Clemson, where there has been a change at the offensive line coach. Thomas Austin handled much of the Tigers’ recruitment of Thurmon before he was dismissed by head coach Dabo Swinney.
Thurmon confirmed he had communicated with new offensive line coach Matt Luke before rendering a decision. Thurmon said this to TigerNet:
"It doesn't really change how I feel about them, it just makes me more fired up. The fact that they've got a legendary coach in coach Luke. He's originally from Mississippi, so I am as well, so that connection got us started. Then I got to learn a little bit about his resume. He coached at Ole Miss, and then he went to UGA and won a natty there. He said that he coached Laremy Tunsil and guys like Broderick Jones, that held me up a lot because I watch film on those guys, and those guys are real high caliber offensive linemen."
Thurmon is the third offensive lineman for Clemson in the 2024 class. Ronan O’Connell and Watson Young are both interior prospects, although O’Connell is considered a hybrid by some.
The Tigers have extended one more offer to an offensive lineman for this class: Mason "Moose" Wade. Wade has been committed to the Duke Blue Devils, but their recent coaching change might have opened him up to consider other options.