The country's top-ranked 2020 recruit will visit Clemson
Bryan Bresee, the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2020 class, has scheduled several upcoming visits.
“I’m going to Notre Dame and Wisconsin coming up here soon, and then Clemson and Georgia in March,” Bresee told The Clemson Insider.
The sophomore defensive lineman from Damascus, Md., is slated to visit Clemson on March 3.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the campus, talking to all the coaches,” Bresee said. “Just seeing what it would be like to go there and just seeing how I would fit in there and everything.”
Bresee (6-5, 260) has a favorable impression of Clemson heading into the visit.
“I’ve heard some good things about it,” he said. “That’s why I’m going to visit. There’s a bunch of people around where I live who talk very highly of it.”
Bresee said he has spoken with Clemson defensive line coach Todd Bates.
“We talked on the phone,” he said. “They’re just ready for me to come down on campus. I think that’s when I’ll have more to discuss. Once I see the campus I’ll get a better feeling for the school, so they’re just excited to get me down.”
Around two dozen schools have already extended verbal offers to Bresee. His list features Alabama, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State and others.
Clemson tends to take its time when it comes to offering younger recruits, but Bresee is a prime candidate to add an offer from the Tigers sooner or later.
Bresee anticipates Clemson being a top contender in his recruitment before it’s all said and done.
“That would be a big offer,” he said. “After I see the school, I’m sure they’ll be in my top couple choices at the end of this whole thing.”
Bresee plans to take all of his official visits in the future. He wants to render a decision at either the U.S. Army All-American Bowl or the Under Armour All-American Game his senior year.
“I’ll go on all my officials, and then after that I’ll probably make my decision,” he said. “I’ll probably go on a couple my junior year in the spring, then I’ll probably do the last couple senior year.”
Bresee is ranked as the No. 1 strong-side defensive end and No. 1 overall player in his class by 247Sports.
Last season, he went to games at Ohio State, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Maryland.