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Clemson lands commitment from four-star tight end Reid Mikeska

Clemson added its second commitment in as many days on Wednesday evening with a pledge from Cypress (Texas) Bridgeland four-star tight end Reid Mikeska.

Mikeska fielded over 40 offers during his recruitment, but his relationships with Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, tight ends coach Kyle Richardson and offensive player development analyst Tahj Boyd was what helped the Tigers rise above the rest.

"The coaches, Coach Swinney, Coach Richardson, Tahj Boyd, they just all showed so much love since the beginning," Mikeska said. "I love the team culture and the family atmosphere that they have."

Mikeska watched Dabo Swinney from his time admiring college football and watching Clemson cement themselves as perennial contenders over the past few seasons, but it was his genuine nature in-person that caught Mikeska's attention.

"Coach Swinney is exactly how he is in-person as you see him," he said. "He's a great Christian guy and he really cares for his players off the field after they graduate and after football. Coach Richardson is the same, I've got a really good relationship with him as well. The campus is beautiful, top-tier facilities. It's just all-around a really great place."

Clemson's vision for Mikeska is one that will allow him to be versatile at the tight end position while also lining up around the line of scrimmage.

"They usually play in 11 with one tight end just kind of all over the place at inline, h-back, flex, they see me as doing all of those in their offense," he said. "They feel like they can put me anywhere."

Mikeska's commitment comes on the heels of Clemson landing its quarterback commit in the 2023 class after Birmingham (Ala.) Briarwood Christian four-star Christopher Vizzina made his pledge on Tuesday afternoon.

"I think we'll definitely get the ball rolling for this class."

At 6-foot-6, 233 pounds, Mikeska is the No. 22 ranked tight end in the country and the No. 71 recruit from the state of Texas.