SAF Ahmad Brown (6-1 197) of Cordele, GA has all the tools to be a big-time college prospect as a safety or a receiver, and Clemson and USC are heavily involved. Both have offered and he has scheduled official visits to both. Clemson is on the calendar for June 3rd and the Gamecocks June 24th. Brown is just excited to have an opportunity to get a college education and to play ball at the next level.
“It does mean a lot,” he said. “I can go to college and in the future get my family out of Cordele.
Clemson Co-defensive coordinator Mickey Conn loves Brown’s ability and believes he can make an impact at both safety and cornerback.
“Very athletic,” Brown said when describing what Conn sees in him. “Coming in at 6’1, 197, that’s a good athlete to play on the football field. They like all my skills.”
The Tigers may also have a leg up in Brown’s recruitment thanks to a connection in basketball. His hometown of Cordele is also the hometown of former Clemson and NBA standout “Tree” Rollins. As a matter of fact, Rollins is the uncle of Brown’s brother.
Brown also likes USC defensive backs coach Torrian Gray and says he’s hearing a similar pitch from the Gamecocks that he’s getting from the Tigers.
“Very athletic, big, I can play anywhere,” the rising senior said when detailing USC’s assessment of his abilities. “I know they got a strong system they work with. All the coaches make their players work hard.”
Brown made visits to Clemson, Tennessee, Wake Forest this spring and was in Athens recently for Georgia’s spring game, though the Bulldogs have yet to offer.
In addition to Clemson and USC, Brown’s offer list includes Arkansas, Auburn, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Florida, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, and Purdue. He has not set a deadline to make his college decision.
Last season Brown made 25 tackles with three interceptions. As a receiver he had 27 catches for 541 yards and 6 touchdowns.