Peering into the Clemson quarterback room from a recruit's standpoint can be a scary experience when he sees a group loaded with youth and talent. Clemson needs to sign a 2019 quarterback and that individual would know he would be walking into an uphill battle for playing time, at least early on. Taisun Phommachanh of Avon, CT stepped up Saturday and accepted that challenge by becoming the Tigers' 2019 quarterback commitment.
"Coach told me come and compete to be the starting quarterback for Clemson and I plan to do that, go and compete to be the starter," Phommachanh said. "It's special to play for coaches that take their time an evaluate you and know who you are as a person. This definitely means a lot to even get an offer from Clemson. Not to many quarterbacks can say they got a Clemson offer."
Phommachanh made two visits to Clemson, the last one Saturday for the spring game.
"What sold me was how the environment was, it just feels right," Phommachanh said. "Their family oriented culture got me me because I'm close to my family. It just feels like home. The atmosphere was crazy, unbelievable."
Phommachanh is a dual-threat quarterback. "The offensive, I think I fit great," he said. Last season he passed for 2253 yards and 25 touchdowns with 1 interception, and he rushed for 663 yards and 17 touchdowns.