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Long time Clemson lean DL Josh Brown (6-5 280) of South Aiken committed to Clemson Monday night becoming the 20th member of the Tigers’ 2012 class. Brown had been favoring the Tigers for months and did not give any other schools strong consideration. He also had offers from Presbyterian, Georgia State and VMI. Georgia Tech, Kentucky, NC State and Maryland also showed some interest. Brown has made several visits to Clemson this season and found what he thinks is the right fit for him. “I feel like I’m a home a little bit,” Brown said. “I see the paw. Just being there, I feel the fans. I’m a fan at the end of the day.” South Aiken coach Jeremy West said Brown will fill a need at Clemson. “He’s a big kid and they don’t have many guys that size playing inside for them,” he said. “He runs really well and has a great work ethic and demeanor.” Brown is the fourth interior defensive lineman to commit to the Tigers. He’s also the 11th member of the senior class in South Carolina to choose the Tigers.
DL Jonathan Bullard of Shelby, NC made an unofficial visit to Tennessee over the weekend. He is down to the Vols, USC, Clemson, Florida and Nebraska. He’s scheduled for an official visit to Nebraska the end of this month. He does not have a favorite. Bullard recorded six sacks in his game last Friday.
RB Todd Gurley of Tarboro, NC has rushed for about 1500 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. He was named last week to the Shrine Bowl. He has taken an official visit to Georgia and has no other official visits set right now but is looking at Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, Auburn and Virginia Tech. Gurley said he was contacted last week by Clemson recruiter Marion Hobby. “He said they lost a running back and are going to be recruiting another back,” Gurley said. “He said they still want to recruit me. I’ve always kept Clemson on the list.” Gurley said North Carolina and Georgia are his current top two. Besides his official visit to Georgia for the USC game, he’s been to East Carolina and North Carolina for games. Gurley plans to announce at an all star game in Phoenix January 3rd.
RB Wes Brown (6-0 190) of Olney, MD has USC in his top six but is not ready to reveal the list. “South Carolina made the list,” he said. “I think I could announce it tomorrow or the next day but I haven’t gone public with it yet.” Brown has not visited USC just yet but is considering attending the Florida game in November. It would be an unofficial visit with an official visit to Columbia likely in the future. “I want to take all five visits and South Carolina has a really good chance of getting one,” Brown said. “I like the offense they run. It fits my skill sets really well and they have really good academics.” He has taken unofficial visits to Miami, Virginia Tech, New Mexico and Maryland. Brown does not have a favorite.
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6-10 center Landry Nnoko is a native of Cameroon who attends Montverde Academy in Florida. Clemson is one of the schools he’s considering and he plans to take an official visit with the Tigers. He talked with recruiter Rick Ray last weekend. “I like Coach Ray,” Nnoko said. “It’s a good coach and they play in a nice conference. And basketball is a big thing there.” Nnoko will take an official visit to George Washington this weekend. He’s also looking at Florida State for an official visit. He has been unofficially to FSU, Florida and South Florida. He does not have a favorite and plans to sign in November.
6-7 SF Charles Buggs of Hargrave Prep, VA made an unofficial visit to Clemson this past Saturday. Buggs has been offered by Minnesota. He’s also drawing interest from Arkansas, LSU, Marquette, Santa Clara, Wake Forest and West Virginia. Buggs is a native of Arlington, TX who reclassified as a senior for this year. He was injured much of his senior season in high school and opted for the prep school to improve his recruiting stock. He has taken an official visit to Minnesota and also has visited Santa Clara.