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Sammy Brown is already meeting the hype of his recruitment, per CBS Sports.
Sammy Brown is already meeting the hype of his recruitment, per CBS Sports.

Clemson defender Sammy Brown tabbed as highly-ranked recruit "meeting the hype"


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Five-star Clemson linebacker enrollee Sammy Brown is one semester and spring football session in with the Tigers, and the early returns are good.

CBS Sports tabbed a group of 10 highly-ranked recruits as "meeting the hype" early, with Brown making the list.

"While most schools use the transfer portal to plug roster holes, Dabo Swinney continues to build his roster through the high school ranks – no matter how many players he loses to the portal. That has created a situation where true freshmen have to play and Sammy Brown is pretty much a lock to avoid a redshirt," 247Sports analyst Andrew Ivins said, a writer for the CBS-owned property. "Brown not only held a five-star grade from us, but ranked No. 1 on my annual 'Freaks List.' A workout warrior and decorated wrestler with elite track and field markers, Brown tied for a scrimmage-high eight tackles in Clemson's spring game. He also recorded a sack on his first drive, which is notable because he wasn't asked to blitz a ton in high school.

"The Tigers welcome back a future NFL Draft pick at linebacker in Barrett Carter and plan to pair him up front with a budding star in Wade Woodaz, but Swinney has already made it clear that Brown is ready to help Clemson in Year 1."

No players from Clemson's 2024 schedule made the list, but two from the ACC did, with Miami tight end Elija Lofton and North Carolina receiver Jordan Shipp.

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