DL Josh Brown of South Aiken landed his first FBS offer Saturday when Clemson coach Dabo Swinney promised him a scholarship while he was on an unofficial visit for the Troy game. Brown was sitting on offers from Georgia State, Presbyterian and VMI while hoping the bigger schools would notice. Clemson defensive line coach Dan Brooks took notice on Friday when he scouted Brown’s game against Midland Valley. He had 8 tackles and has 17 for his first two games. “He was real excited and enjoyed his experience,” South Aiken coach Jeremy West said of Brown’s reaction to the offer. “He wants to wait until the end of the season and focus on this year and not take anything away from the team. It kind of shocked him he got the offer, took him by surprise. He’s a real humble, down to earth kid.” More offers may be in Brown’s future. “Maryland has come on strong the last couple of weeks with Coach (Andre) Powell,” West said. “NC State is staying in frequent contact. Marshall is also. He’ll probably visit some of those schools. And we’ll take his mom up to Clemson for another game.” West said Brooks sees something in Brown the Tigers need. “He’s a big kid and they don’t have many guys that size playing inside for them,” West said. “He runs well and has a great work ethic and demeanor.”
6-9 Brice Johnson of Edisto made an official visit to NC State over the weekend. That was his first of five expected official visits. He made the trip with his father and his AAU coach. “I thought it was a good overall visit,” said AAU coach Deion Bethea. “We focused on who they are recruiting and how they will use Brice. We did a lot of that same stuff on the unofficial visit. And, academics. He spent a lot of time with Coach Gottfried.” Johnson will be taking official visits to Florida and North Carolina, and Bethea said it looks good for USC and Clemson to get official visits as well.
6-8 forward Schuyler Rimmer of Orlando, a member of the 2013 class, made an unofficial visit to Clemson Saturday. Rimmer stayed for the football game and got a good look at the basketball operation. “The facilities were really nice,” Rimmer said. “They were as nice as any of the other facilities I’ve seen. I’ve watched them on TV and their arena is one of the best in the ACC.” Rimmer did not pick up an offer on the visit but one might come later. “Coach Brownell said the scholarships may be limited for my year but he’s not sure,” Rimmer said. “He’s not counting it out. He doesn’t want to offer now and take it back in case something happens. He said he will still recruit me hard.” Rimmer has a connection to Clemson. His grandfather ran track for the Tigers in the early 60s. Rimmer has offers from Penn State, Virginia Tech, Central Florida, UAB and Miami. He is going to Butler for a visit this weekend and will visit Penn State September 24th. He also wants to visit Alabama, Auburn, Miami and possibly Virginia Tech. He won’t make a decision until next August at the earliest.
According to DiamondProspects.com, INF Connor Owings and RHP Mike Morrison of Gilbert committed Sunday to the College of Charleston.