Lions’ Lawson commits to Clemson before signing day

By Eric Sprott
Courtesy the Journal

CENTRAL — When he received his offer from Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney in December, Jahiem Lawson felt fairly confident he had found his collegiate home.

But, wanting to do his due diligence, the Daniel High School senior wanted to get on campus for his official visit before making a final decision.

His visit last month cleared any remaining doubts he may have had, and on Friday he followed in the footsteps of his brother — and a few other prominent Daniel defensive linemen from years past — in committing to play his college football at Clemson. He will sign with the Tigers on National Signing Day this Wednesday.

“I kind of knew (when I was offered), but I wanted to see, so on my official visit, that’s when it really happened,” Lawson said Friday evening. “They brought me in, and it felt like family as soon as I got there.

“It feels amazing. I think it’s a really big opportunity for me to go play for one of the best colleges in the country, so I’m

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