An in-state prospect to keep an eye on in the 2021 class is WR Dashawn Brown (6-1 168) of York. He visited USC in January and hopes to show the Gamecocks, and others, this spring that he’s worthy of a scholarship. The Gamecocks impressed him on his visit and could very well be his choice if they decide to offer.
“It was a great visit. I love the atmosphere up there,” Brown said. “It just feels like a competitive atmosphere, and I just love it up there. And what stood out to me is how they took care of their athletes. They take great care of their athletes and make sure that their athletes are great.”
On the visit, Brown met with new assistant coach Joe Cox, who recruits his area, and with receivers coach Bryan McClendon.
“They both were great,” Brown said. “They both kept it real with me. Coach Cox told me he wanted to come back during the springtime. And Coach McClendon talked to me about the receivers and the position and how he coaches. He kept it real with me.”
And from those conversations, Brown is convinced he could be a winning player for the Gamecocks.
“I think I can fit in there perfectly,” Brown said. “The way Deebo Samuel and Shi Smith and the other receivers who have been there, I can see myself as a perfect fit in their offense. I like how they move the ball and put the ball in their athletes hands a lot. I just feel like I can contribute to the team.”
Brown received no promises from the Gamecocks about an offer, but he does plans to visit again this spring and he expects Cox and McClendon to check out his practices this spring as well.
“They are waiting to spring and they are going to bring me in in the spring,” he said. “I guess they are going to be watching during spring football. I’m feeling great, like I can fit into their program pretty well. I think when I try to make my final decision, they are going to be the top team.”
Brown also has visited Duke and he likes the Blue Devils, too. He’s also talked with Virginia.
Last season Brown had 550 yards receiving with 7 touchdowns.