Former Harding, Avon Old Farms star Taisun Phommachanh transferring from Clemson to Georgia Tech

There were a few enticing possibilities, but former Harding and Avon Old Farms quarterback Taisun Phommachanh announced Monday on social media that he is headed to Georgia Tech.

“We visited a couple of places. That was definitely the spot that felt comfortable,” said Sam Phommachanh, Taisun’s father.

Taisun Phommachanh announced his intention to transfer in December after three seasons at Clemson. He’ll be a redshirt junior for the Yellow Jackets with three years of eligibility remaining.

He also has a long relationship with Georgia Tech quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke, his father said. “They clicked right away.”

Sam Phommachanh said they visited California, Florida State and a couple of other schools.

“We thought (Georgia Tech) was the best situation not just for him but travel-wise,” Sam said.

Cal was also intriguing, but Sam Phommachanh said Taisun could complete a degree at Clemson with spring classes and a summer internship.

“He chose that instead,” his father said. “Had he gone to Cal, that’s an extra year and a half to graduate. He wanted to get that done. That was a major part of the decision.”

Taisun Phommachanh saw time in six games for Clemson in 2021, when he completed 11 of 19 passes for 131 yards and his first touchdown. He also ran for a touchdown for the first time in Clemson’s 44-7 win over UConn, where his younger brother, Tyler, is a quarterback.

All that came after tearing his Achilles tendon during Clemson’s spring game in April 2021.

Taisun Phommachanh played two years at Harding before moving on to Avon Old Farms. His brother followed him to play for the Winged Beavers.; @fornabaioctp