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Ogundeko is Clemson bound

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ebenezer Ogundeko, a three-star defensive end from Brooklyn (N.Y.) Jefferson, announced on national television Friday night that he will be part of Clemson's 2013 class.

Ebenezer Ogundeko is a big score for the Clemson Tigers.

Ogundeko made his commitment during the second quarter of the Under Armour All-America Game at Tropicana Field.

He was a participant in the game.

"I just felt more comfortable there," Ogundeko said.

The 6-feet-3, 229-pounder picked the Tigers over Syracuse. He also strongly considered Florida during the recruiting process.

"With Clemson, it's not too far from home, and I want to try something different," Ogundeko told 247Sports.

At one point, Ogundeko called Florida his leader. But that changed after a Nov. 23 visit to Clemson and Dec. 7 official to Syracuse.

Ogundeko is rated as an 89 by 247Sports. He is the country's No. 21 strong side end and No. 4 prospect in New York.

"I told [the team he plans to join] before I came here," Ogundeko said. "I also told my mom and my trainers. They think it's a great choice for me. I'm comfortable with my decision. I'm just ready to get this over with and get on with my life."

For Clemson, Ogundeko is a major get.

The Tigers badly need defensive ends in this class, especially after the November de-commitment of No. 1 prospect Robert Nkemdiche.

247Sports will get more quotes from Ogundeko after the game ends.

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