DE Bryan Bresee of Damascus, MD was back at Clemson late January for a second look at the Tigers. This one behind the scenes. His first visit was for the USC game in November. This time, while in for the major junior day January 26th, Bresee got a chance to see what makes the program tick and what he learned further enhanced Clemson’s already strong position in his recruiting.
“It was awesome. It was a really good experience,” Bresee said. “It was much more exclusive because there were only 25 or 30 recruits and maybe just 10-15 defensive recruits. I got to spend a lot of time with Coach (Todd) Bates and Coach (Brent) Venables, and I got to spend some time with Coach (Dabo) Swinney. It was really just a good experience.”
Bresee is regarded by some as the top player in the 2020 class and the chance to join the national champions is a strong lure. Equally important is a chance to follow in the tradition of NFL caliber defensive linemen Clemson has produced over the last decade.
“That definitely helps. They have had some really great players and they have three that might go in the first round this year,” Bresee said. “That is big. Coach Bates and Coach Venables are doing a really good job.”
Bresee can also count Alabama, Georgia, Penn State and Ohio State as other major programs in pursuit. He plans to visit Georgia February 16th and he’s planning a return visit to Clemson for the spring game. The Tigers figure to be in it with him for the long haul.
“I have my top six, but Clemson has definitely made an impression on me, especially after that last visit,” he said.
Last season Bresee totaled 36 tackles with 13 sacks.