Jake McCrary Commits to Clemson: Tigers Land Stud 4-Star WR

Andrew Kulha@@AKonSportsSenior Analyst IIIFebruary 26, 2013

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

The Clemson Tigers have landed the commitment of 4-star wide receiver Jacob McCrary.

McCrary, a former Florida State commitment, represents a very big out-of-state commitment for the Tigers. He's ranked as the No. 29 player from the state of Florida and the No. 31 wideout in the 2014 class, both according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

Corey Dowlar of ESPN.com reports on the commitment:

The former Florida State pledge, who decommitted from the Seminoles in early fall of 2012, is going to stay in the ACC after all. 

On Monday night, he took himself back off the market, this time joining Clemson's 2014 class. 

"Clemson just felt like home," McCrary said. "I love the coaches. They are great people, and I feel like I can come in and make a huge impact." 

Just how much of an impact does McCrary project to have from Clemson? He has good size at 6'0'', 170 pounds, and he possesses good speed. He runs a 4.51 40, according to 247Sports.

He has great potential because of his size and speed, but he's also a very natural wide receiver. He has good length and runs with long strides, so he'll be a very effective deep threat—specifically in jump-ball situations.

McCrary possesses the ability to go up and high-point the ball, and he displays great concentration and hands in the process.

While he projects to be a good receiver near the sidelines, he's also versatile and agile enough to bump into the slots and be a intermediate player as well.

He runs very good routes and has quick, crisp footwork. When he gets the ball in the open field with room to work, McCrary displays the elusiveness and agility to make defenders miss and pick up yards after the catch.

Overall, the Tigers have picked up the commitment of a very talented wide receiver with a ton of potential.

The next step will be keeping him committed for the duration of the 2014 cycle, and especially making sure that none of the in-state Florida programs can regain a foothold for him.

Considering McCrary's thoughts on the Tigers and Dabo Swinney's abilities as a recruiter, I'd say that Clemson has a great chance to receive McCrary's signature once all is said and done.

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