By Keith McGonigle.
Clemson currently has 16 verbal commits for the class of 2011, three of them are defensive tackle commits. This has not stopped Clemson from targeting some of the top recruits in the country like defensive tackle Devonte Brown. Devonte attends Jack Britt high school; the same school as tight end commit Eric MacLain.
The Tigers are just one of the many schools that the top defensive back is considering, “I am keeping options open right now, I have at least 20 scholarships and I have not narrowed down my list.”
The 6’4” 280 lbs. lineman likes what Clemson has to offer.
“I like the environment, the group of players and coaches, the support they give you, I liked everything,” said Brown.
The Clemson coaches are still hard at work at recruiting Devonte and have told him to makes sure to keep Clemson in mind.
How will a school separate itself and get a commitment from Devonte?
“They have to show me that they are supportive, have a strong work ethic, loving- like a family, and as a player you can look up to the coaches as role models and like father figures,” said Brown.
The most important factor for Devonte is the education.
Devonte had his first game last Friday he recorded three tackles and a sack. “We want to go to the state and win it this year. Everyone is going to go all out until they can’t go anymore.”
Devonte is one of the top recruits out of North Carolina, but wants to continue to get better, “I am working on getting off the ball quicker and penetrating the line. I want to manhandle the offensive lineman on every play.”
The senior plans on taking some official visits to Florida, North Carolina, and Clemson. He says that he is constantly being asked about where he is going, so he plans on discussing it with his family and coming to a decision sometime in September.