Start the commitment list for the class of 2008 in the ACC. Pierre Jordan, a 6-foot, 150-pound point guard from Dunwoody (Ga.) High School, is the first sophomore to commit to a school in the ACC. He made his early decision on Thursday.
Jordan verbally committed to Clemson a week after making his second unofficial visit to the ACC school and receiving an offer.
"I went up there for the NC State game last week and I was up there for a football game and I just feel like they are the best style of play that can fit me and my style," Jordan said.
Just a sophomore, Jordan is playing a big role for Dunwoody High School this season. With a good trio of Division I guards in the starting lineup, Jordan is finding a way to make his presence known for the Wildcats. He is averaging roughly 13 points off the Wildcats bench and sees his combo guard skills translating well at the next level.
"I can do a little bit of both, scoring and shooting as well as passing," Jordan said. "I want to be able to pass more to the players that they have there and get them all involved in the game. I want to get some victories."
With two full high school seasons ahead of him and a more expanded role next year, Jordan could have waited a while before making a decision. But the draw of the ACC was too tough to wait on, Jordan said.
"I figured that if I liked a school and they offered, why wait?" Jordan said. "How good would my options have been at the end of July? I didn't want my opportunity to be gone."
Jordan picked the Tigers over interest from Florida State, Georgia and South Carolina. He unofficially all of the schools expect Florida State.