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Clemson extends new offer to rising 2023 defensive back
Moussa Kane walked into Clemson on Saturday with just one scholarship offer.
He left with a second in hand.
The class of 2023 defensive back from Blair Academy (N.J.) didn’t have a chance to show his talents this past season. Blair didn’t play a season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Kane showed off his talents at Clemson’s camp. The only other offer Kane holds is from Purdue, which is where his brother Sanoussi plays.The Clemson coaching staff knew of him before the visit, however, as defensive coordinator Brent Venables has been in contact with him since January.
Kane traveled down to Clemson with former Tigers offensive lineman Pat Godfrey, who took a group of handful of players from New York City to Clemson over the weekend. A 6-foot-1, 176-pound defensive back, he’s been compared to an Isaiah Simmons-type playmaker.
The Tigers are starting to ramp up their recruiting efforts in the 2023 class. Kane could become a major piece.
Nick Saban signs contract extension
Alabama and Nick Saban agreed to a three-year contract extension Monday, which will run through the 2028 season. His base salary is now worth $8.425 million. The new deal guarantee him $70.6 million.
The Crimson Tide and Clemson have clashed multiple times in the College Football Playoff over the past six season. The two programs have traded blows multiple times, with the Tigers edging out Alabama in 2017 and 2019 to capture the national championship. Alabama defeated Clemson in the 2018 Sugar Bowl, 24-6, sending the Crimson Tide to the national title game.
An Alabama alumnus, Dabo Swinney has long been linked to the Crimson Tide’s coaching job. But Saban has no plans of retiring anytime soon, and Monday’s news nearly guarantees he’ll be at Alabama through 2028.
Clemson golfer named first-team All-American
Turk Pettit has been named a first-team All-American by the Collegiate Golf Coaches Association.
Now a two-time All-American, he was named on the honorable mention list after his rookie season. Pettit is the first Clemson golfer to earn first-team All-America honors since Bryson Nimmer for the 2018-19 season.
Pettit is only the second golfer in program history to win the national championship. He shot a seven-under-par 273 over 72 holes on the par-70 Grayhawk Golf Course in Scottsdale, Ariz., to capture the title. A native of Auburn, Ala., he joined Charles Warren as the only other Clemson golfer to win the tournament; Warren won the 1997 tournament.
Pettit’s 2021 season included seven top-10 finishes in only eight tournaments, including three top-four finishes.