It was a big Labor Day weekend for Clemson as the Tigers snagged three-star 2006 prospect A.J. Tyler and the No. 38 ranked player in the class of 2007 Laron Dendy.
Dendy, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound power forward now prepping at Prince Avenue Prep in South Carolina, did not even have Clemson in his top three. But after a very positive unofficial visit this weekend, Clemson secured a commitment.
"I think I made a very wise decision," Dendy told Rivals.com. "Clemson just felt like home, and I only live about 30 minutes from the school.
"I did have a top three of Arizona North Carolina and Wake Forest, but then everyone was telling me that I'll be the top player in South Carolina, so shouldn't I stay in South Carolina and play my college ball. After the visit there, I realized why don't I stay at home and play in the ACC. It was just a decision I made with my family and my AAU coach."
Dendy, who has not visited any other schools, is a custom built athletic power forward. He runs and jumps well and can score from 15-feet and in.
Tyler, a 6-foot-9, 225-pound power forward from Palm Harbor University (Fla.) High School, has more of a skilled finesse game than the athletic, rim attacking Dendy.
Also considering West Virginia, Old Dominion and Florida, Tyler was impressed with Clemson's vision of his role on the court.
"They want me to be a big guy who is able to play on the perimeter," said Tyler. "They don't have a big guy that can play out on the wing."
Tyler committed to the Tigers during his official visit this weekend.