Orlando Lake Nona 2015 quarterback Tucker Israel committed to Clemson late on Monday night following his visit to the Tigers' junior day event this past weekend.
The commitment was confirmed by his father, Jai Israel, but Tucker was unavailable for comment late Monday.
Mr. Israel answered a text message, replying, "Tuck is asleep, but yes he did Go Tigers."
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior is coming off one of the best seasons in state history and has put together back-to-back seasons of impressive numbers in head coach Anthony Paradiso's high-flying passing game.
This past season he threw for 3,979 yards and 40 touchdowns while completing 66 percent of his passes (254-for-385) and he had just 10 interceptions. As a sophomore, Israel crushed the Orange County metro passing record with 3,685 yards — which he broke again, obviously — and 36 touchdowns, with just eight picks on 69-percent passing (249-of-360).
Israel was selected as the Sentinel's 2013 All-Area First Team quarterback, was named the Orlando Touchdown Club's Offensive Player of the year from this past season, and he was also runner-up in the voting for the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 7A Player of the Year.
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