Brother of Bo Nix announces preferred walk-on commitment to ACC school
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Brother of Bo Nix announces preferred walk-on commitment to ACC school

Chandler Vessels01/27/22
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Caleb Nix, the brother of Oregon quarterback Bo Nix, announced his commitment to Clemson via Twitter on Thursday. He is set to join the Tigers as a preferred walk-on for the 2022 season.

“I am grateful to my savior, Jesus Christ, and to my family, friends and coaches who have supported me,” Caleb Nix wrote. “Thank you to coach (Dabo) Swinney and Clemson University for giving me this opportunity.”

He will sign with Clemson at 9:30 a.m. ET Feb. 2 at Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama.

Caleb Nix led Central High School to a 13-1 record and appearance in the Class 7A state title game as a senior. He scored 50 total touchdowns while passing for 2,897 yards and rushing for 639. The quarterback earned scholarship offers from low-level FBS schools Louisiana-Monroe and Troy, but wanted to compete at a Power 5 level.

Preferred walk-ons are generally among the first considered for a scholarship if a spot opens up. However, nothing is guaranteed.

Clemson finished this past season with 10-3, missing the College Football Playoff for the first time since 2014. The Tigers earned a trip to the Cheez-It Bowl, where they celebrated a victory against Iowa State.

DJ Uiagalelei was the starting quarterback for Clemson this past season, taking over for Trevor Lawrence. He had an up-and-down season, finishing with 2,246 yards passing, nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Uiagalelei still projects as the starter for 2022, but could have a short leash given his past struggles.

In addition to Caleb Nix, the Tigers also signed five-star quarterback Cade Klubnik. The No. 3 quarterback in the class of 2022 according to On3 Consensus, he should provide some interesting competition in fall camp.

Like his brother, Bo Nix also announced his commitment to a new school this offseason. After spending the past three years with Auburn, the older of the two Nix brothers transferred to Oregon.

Clemson is set to open the 2022 season on Sept. 5 against Georgia Tech.