The Clemson Football Program had a really good month of June on the recruiting trail. In fact, one might call it an extraordinary one.
The people over at On3 believe it was. According to the national recruiting site, Clemson earned the two biggest commitments in June, with the promises of linebacker Sammy Brown and wide receiver Bryant Wesco.
Brown committed to the Tigers on June 5. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker, who is out of Jefferson High School (Ga), chose Clemson over other finalists Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Tennessee, but over the past several months this came down to a battle between Dabo Swinney’s Tigers and Kirby Smart’s Bulldogs.
Brown is considered the top linebacker in the country and is arguably one of the five best players in the class, regardless of position. He has been one of the most sought-after recruits in the country, and holds close to 30 offers total.
The elite-level prospect has taken numerous visits to both Georgia and Clemson over the past 12 months, but it was his most recent visit that put the Tigers over the top.
“I think culture is one of the most important things when looking for a school,” Brown told All Clemson Tigers after a visit during the season. “Just because I want to be in a good culture that’s pretty similar to where I am in high school and in my family life and whatnot. I just want to be pretty similar to that. I think Clemson is very similar, they have probably one of the best cultures in college football.”
The day after Brown’s commitment to Clemson, Wesco did the same. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound wide out, out of Midlothonian, (Tx), has 28 offers, including LSU, TCU and Southern Cal. However, it was Oklahoma that had been considered the favorite to land the talented prospect due to his connections to the program, including a sister that played volleyball for the Sooners.
Wesco is the eighth best WR in the country per the Composite and one of the Top 50 players in the country. During his junior season he had 58 catches for 1,160 yards and 17 TDs and averaged 20.0 yards per reception.