Clemson lands commitment from one of nation's top kickers

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CLEMSON — Robert Gunn III didn’t need much time to make a decision.

A day after receiving an offer from Clemson, the class of 2022 prospect committed to the Tigers Monday evening.

Gunn announced his commitment on Instagram. He is the fifth commitment for Clemson in the class of 2022.

“It’s with great honor today that I officially announce my commitment to be a Clemson Tiger!” Gunn posted on social media. “I will work my tail off to give Clemson all I have, every minute, every play.”

Gunn visited Clemson this past weekend to work out for Clemson’s staff and for the “Elite Retreat,” and earned an offer while on his visit.

Gunn chose the Tigers over offers from Texas, Air Force, Army and others.

The Florida native was 32-of-35 on extra-point tries and averaged 44.6 yards per punt on 10 attempts last season. The rising senior also hit a 47-yard field goal and was 8-of-9 on field goal attempts.

Clemson starting kicker B.T. Potter is entering his senior season, while punter Will Spiers is a sixth-year senior. Gunn should be able to compete for playing time immediately once he arrives on campus.

Potter is one of the best in the nation at producing touchbacks on kickoffs, and Gunn should be able to do the same.

In addition to Gunn, the Tigers also have commitments in the class of 2022 from quarterback Cade Klubnik, receiver Adam Randall and offensive linemen Collin Sadler and Blake Miller.

“What an unbelievable weekend at Clemson! From the coaching staff to the facilities and most importantly the culture, it was a first-class experience all around,” Gunn said. “Everyone at Clemson really made me feel like family and it felt like home from the start. Having the opportunity to play for coach Swinney, coach Spiers and the Tiger family will not only help me reach my full potential on and off the field, (but) guide and mentor me along my spiritual walk with God.

“All these years of training hard, making sacrifices, trusting the process and putting my all into kicking has finally helped me realize my childhood dream of playing football at the next level.”