2016 DL Derrick Brown (6-3 295) of Lanier, GA narrowed his list to 10 this week. On Wednesday, Brown tweeted the list and it includes Clemson and USC. He visited Clemson this past summer and plans to visit USC in the off-season. Brown would like to visit all ten schools on his list this spring and said his decision could come as early as next summer.
As for his interest in Clemson, Brown said, "I talk to coach (Tony) Elliott a lot. They play good football and it's close to home." A return trip to Clemson is likely prior to a decision.
He has yet to visit USC. "They want me to come down and see the school," he said. "It's a good SEC program and coach (Steve) Spurrier is a good football coach."
Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Florida State round out his top ten in no order.
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Brown has visited Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Georgia and Alabama this season giving each trip high marks. He has not scheduled any additional visits.
Brown does not have any favorites and has all schools equal at this point.