Clemson University

August 12, 2014

Clemson among early offers from Georgia DL

DL Derrick Brown is a top Georgia 2016 prospect.

DL Derrick Brown (6-3 293) of Lanier, GA is one of his state's top-ranked player for the 2016 class and has compiled an impressive offer list including Clemson and USC.

The Gamecocks and Tigers join Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin as some of the program that have offered the rising junior.

Brown has taken several visits this summer including Clemson, Auburn, Alabama, Miami, Mississippi State, Georgia and Wake Forest.

"I went to Clemson about a month ago," he said. "I like it there because it's a small town. Clemson is the town. Their coaches are really cool and are telling me they really want me to come there."

He has no early favorites and wants to be patient with the process.

"I'm looking for the school that fits me best," Brown said. "The one that feels right."

Though he has not yet visited USC, that is likely to change in the near future. Brown said he would like to get to Columbia for a game early in the season.

"Their quarterback coach (G.A. Mangus) is the only one I've talked to over there and he wants me to come up (for a game) soon," he said.

The earliest a commitment could be expected would be sometime next summer but could come as late as National Signing Day. He does not have any favorites.

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