Clemson added a second big piece for their defensive line of the future Saturday when DT Hevin Brown-Shuler (6-4 290) of Atlanta announced his commitment to the Tigers. The one-time Columbia resident (up to the first grade) also strongly considered USC during the process, but Clemson moved to the top through a series of visits dating back to last season.
Brown-Shuler was in for three Clemson games last season. He also visited Clemson for their junior day January 28th after earlier junior day visits to Georgia and Michigan. That Clemson visit turned out to be the final one for him in the recruiting process.
“They were saying I would be a really good fit for their program and how they do things there,” Brown-Shuler said in early February. “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 also said academics were important as he was evaluating his opportunities, and he obviously found what he was looking for in that with Clemson.
“It all comes to education,” he said. “Education is first and foremost, even with football, so you kind of want to go where you have the best of both worlds.”
Brown-Shuler had a short list of 13, but his only visits in 2023 were to Clemson, Michigan and Georgia. At his announcement, the schools represented by the hats on the table were Clemson, USC, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Michigan, Texas A&M and Georgia.
Brown-Shuler is the second commitment for Clemson this week, both on defense. The Tigers earlier picked up linebacker Drew Woodaz. He’s the Tigers’ eighth commitment for the 2024 class and joins fellow Georgian Champ Thompson as defensive tackles.