Football coaches across America would move heaven and earth to get their hands on DT Hevin Brown-Shuler (6-4 290) of Atlanta. He is one of the major prospects in the 2024 class, and Clemson and USC are strongly in the mix at this point. He has visited both and they were two of his top 13 in his most recent short list.
Brown-Shuler took in three Clemson games last season. He also Clemson for their junior day January 28th. That visit gave him a better look at the academic side of things.
“I really enjoyed the visit,” Brown-Shuler said. “I got to see thoroughly what the program was about by going to different classes and seeing the whole campus. I talked to professors and saw how they planned out each and every athlete and all the help that you get.”
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and defensive tackles coach Nick Eason are in regular contact with Brown-Shuler. He definitely gets the vibe from them about where he fits in their recruiting plans.
“They were saying I would be a really good fit for their program and how they do things there,” he said. “That was pretty much the message, and they were like I am one of the guys on the top of their board and really think I can fit their scheme and be successful here.”
Brown-Shuler’s last visit to USC also was a good one for him. He was for the Texas A&M game, a big victory for the Gamecocks. That left him with a positive outlook for where Shane Beamer is taking the program.
“It’s a great program. Coach Beamer and (DL) Coach (Jimmy) Lindsey, they are two great coaches and I love talking to them,” Brown-Shuler said. “They are really hot in recruiting right now. They are really looking to get their pieces and try and get to the national title.”
Brown-Shuler lived in Columbia until the first grade, and his grandmother still resides in the Midlands and lives about twenty minutes from Williams-Brice Stadium. He visits her frequently and was just in last weekend. His grandmother and mother, who attended Brookland-Cayce High School before moving to the Atlanta area, are two of his primary advisers on his recruiting, which he hopes to wrap up by June.
“Definitely just praying about the process, but I’m looking forward to narrowing it down,” Brown-Shuler said. “I’m still evaluating things. When me and my mom talk, we have an idea of who is in that op threat, but we are still praying about things and talking it over. I want to commit before my senior season so that I can be locked in with the school and focus on my senior year.”
Brown-Shuler also took in January junior days at Michigan and Georgia. He also has on his short list Penn State, Colorado, Southern Cal, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, North Carolina, Oregon and Virginia. He’ll take more visits in the weeks ahead before the next step in the process.
“Just trimming the list and talking to the coaches and see their exact plan that they have for me,” Shuler-Brown said. “It all comes to education. Education is first and foremost, even with football, so you kind of want to go where you have the best of both worlds.”