Bryce Golden was in his free period at St. James School on Monday when he received a call from Clemson head coach Brad Brownell.
Brownell called to extend an offer to the four-star forward from Sharpsburg, Md.
“He said that he thought I would be a good fit for the program,” Golden told The Clemson Insider, “and thought I played well this summer.”
Golden has other offers from George Washington, High Point, James Madison, N.C. State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Seton Hall, UCF, Wofford and Xavier.
The 6-foot-7, 220-pounder said he was “excited” by the Clemson offer.
“I see how Clemson’s program is really on the rise,” he said, “and I’m happy they want me to be a part of that.”
From the conversation he had with Brownell, Golden feels like the two could build a close relationship.
“Seems like he’s a great guy who wants the best for me,” Golden said of Brownell. “I can definitely see us building a tight relationship.”
The closest to Clemson that Golden has traveled is Spartanburg, though that should change as he intends to visit in the future.
“I would love to take a visit,” Golden said. “Just have to find a good date.”
Right now, Golden doesn’t have any leaders in his recruitment.
“I’m still just trying to learn as much as I can about everyone,” Golden said. “Nothing sticking out so far yet.”
What will be important to Golden when he makes a decision down the line?
“Just the highest level of academics and the highest level of basketball,” Golden said. “Also, a place that can really get me better for the rest of my basketball career.”
Golden is rated by the 247Sports Composite as the No. 4 prospect in Maryland, the nation’s No. 14 small forward and the nation’s No. 64 prospect regardless of position in the 2018 class.
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