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Marcel Louis-Jacques and Scott Keepfer talk about the highlights from Clemson’s 2018 spring football game at Memorial Stadium.

Clemson’s 2018 recruiting class was one of the best in the football program’s history with five five-star players and the top-ranked player in five states by at least one of the major recruiting services — all despite signing the fewest recruits out of any team ranked in the top-10 of 247Sports’ composite rankings.

With a plethora of scholarships opening up after the 2018 season, the Tigers expect to build on their momentum and sign a full class in 2019, including a trio of players who committed on the day of their spring game.

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Taisun Phommachanh, Frank Ladson Jr. and Lannden Zanders each announced Saturday their decision to sign with Clemson, giving head coach Dabo Swinney and company a four-star quarterback, a five-star wide receiver and a three-star safety, respectively.

The top-ranked player in Connecticut, Phommachanh is 247Sports’ number-one dual-threat quarterback in the 2019 class. According to Maxpreps.com, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound junior completed 70 percent of his passes for 2,402 yards, 29 touchdowns and just one interception, adding another 469 yards and 13 scores on the ground.

“The day has finally come (where) I can commit to a school (where) I feel at home,” Phommachanh wrote on Twitter. “I believe Clemson University will elevate me academically and (athletically).”

Ladson Jr. originally committed to Florida in March 2017 but rescinded his commitment on December 5. Clemson offered him a scholarship the next day.

The 6-foot-4, 170-pound receiver is the No. 14 player in the 2019 class according to 247Sports, and the second-best wide receiver in the class. The Miami native compared his college commitment to a marriage, in that people must commit to putting in “as much time and energy it takes to grow and develop” with one another.

“I want to wear a jersey that represents everything that I am…and aspire to be,” he wrote on Twitter. “I want to be surrounded by people that will tend to the 34-year-old me, and not just the 17-year-old me.

“It is for these reasons that today, I am standing firm in my commitment to be a TIGER at Clemson University.”

While both Ladson Jr. and Phommachanh committed before Clemson’s Orange and White game, Zanders announced his decision in the second half of the game. A 6-foot-1, 189-pound safety from Shelby, NC, Zanders chose Clemson over Tennessee, Georgia Tech and Maryland. 

A Clemson fan growing up, Zanders called his commitment “a dream come true.”

The trio pushed Clemson’s commit total to eight — half of which came in a two-day span. The Tigers also earned a commitment from three-star linebacker Bryton Constantin on April 13.