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Priester flips to Clemson

After losing two receiver commits to start the month, Clemson got a flip of its own Sunday.

Kyrin Priester is a much-needed receiver commitment for Clemson.

Kyrin Priester, a three-star receiver from Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood, has committed to the Tigers, backing out of a pledge to N.C. state, according to source.

Priester made his official visit to Clemson this weekend.

The move is not a surprise.

When receivers Ryan Jenkins (Tennessee) and Demarcus Robinson (Florida) flipped two weeks ago, the Tigers went hard after Priester, a 6-feet-2, 185-pounder that had 56 catches for 1,000-plus yards in 2012.

After an in-home visit with Clemson coaches last week, Priester told Clemson247 he was still committed to the Wolfpack but that the Tigers had moved in front.

Late in the week, Priester said that N.C. State coach Dave Doeren, fearful of a flip, did not want him to visit Clemson. He was determined to make the trip anyway.

The Tigers' high-powered offense under offensive coordinator Chad Morris was a major selling point to Priester, who moved to the Atlanta area from central Florida last year and at one time was committed to Georgia.

The hiring by Clemson of defensive backs coach Mike Reed from N.C. State also helped sway Priester to Death Valley. Reed had been Priester's primary recruiter with the Wolfpack.

Priester carries an 88 rating from 247Sports.

He is the No. 58 receiver in the 2013 class and No. 41 prospect in Georgia.

Last summer, Priester competed in The Opening in Oregon, one of the country's most prestigious invitation-only off-season events.

Priester is commit No. 16 for the Tigers, who hope to sign between 21 and 23 prospects.

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