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Charlotte recruit on rise sees Clemson-Louisville

A day after visiting Clemson for the Tigers’ game against Louisville last Saturday, Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day 2018 defensive tackle Elijiah Brown received his second scholarship offer from N.C. State.

It wasn’t too long before the Clemson visit when Brown garnered his first offer from Wake Forest on Sept. 16.

Brown is a recruit on the rise, and he has ascended onto the radar of Division I programs during a breakout junior season. Through his first five games, Brown notched 36 tackles, five tackles for loss and six sacks.

Brown’s increased success on the field began to take shape as a sophomore after a position change from defensive end to defensive tackle.

The Clemson Insider recently caught up with Brown about his visit to Clemson.

“The visit was great,” Brown said. “I expected nothing less.”

What did he think of Clemson’s close 42-36 win?

“The game was played well by both teams,” Brown said. “Louisville and Clemson faced adversity throughout the game and played through it every down. They showed true grit.”

Brown said the electric environment in Death Valley, especially leading up to kickoff, stood out to him.

“The energy of the fans before the game,” Brown said.

Saturday marked Brown’s third trip to Clemson. He also attended Clemson’s 43-24 win over Georgia Tech in October 2015, his first time on campus.

“I like how coach (Dabo) Swinney cares so much about his players’ success after their football career has ended,” Brown said when asked what stands out to him about Clemson’s program.

Right now, along with N.C. State and Wake Forest, the schools showing interest in Brown’s services are Clemson, North Carolina, Florida State and Boston College.

The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder will visit N.C. State’s game against Notre Dame on Saturday and plans to visit Wake Forest and North Carolina in the near future.

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