Metro Atlanta standout commits to Clemson

McEachern senior Tremayne Anchrum, Jr. (left) committed to Clemson over Nebraska on Thursday at the school. His father Tremayne Anchrum, Sr., (right) was also on hand for the ceremony. (Photo special to the AJC)

Metro Atlanta standout Tremayne Anchrum, Jr. committed to Clemson over Nebraska on Thursday in a ceremony at McEachern High School.

Anchrum, a senior offensive tackle at McEachern, said he arrived at the decision earlier this week.

“This school just embodies everything I want in a program,” Anchrum, Jr. said. “Its a great facilitator for people for players and for students.”

He shared his decision on Monday with his family.

“Just talking to my family and telling them how I felt about Clemson and how I felt about the people there,” Anchrum said. “How they build people first. How they want to make better men there and then that in turn helps make better football players. That made me feel like I wanted to be a part of something special.”

The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder plans to study environmental sciences at Clemson. His goal is to become a meteorologist. Tremayne Anchrum, Sr., his father, said his son was fascinated by weather at an early age.

Anchrum is flanked by his Chere Brooks (far left) and then his stepmother Maribel Anchrum (middle right) and his father Tremayne Anchrum, Sr. (far right) as they pose for pictures. (Photo special to the AJC)

The three-star recruit is rated by the 247sports composite as the No. 20 guard for the Class of 2016. Anchrum said the decision between Clemson and Nebraska was neck-and-neck.

“It is just the fact that I’ve seen a little something more in Clemson than I did at Nebraska,” Anchrum, Jr., said.

He plans to enroll early. He also said that Clemson wants him to start out at tackle when he reports to the team in January.

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