Briscoe details reasons for Saturday's commitment

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Briscoe is the third defensive back commitment for the 2015 recruiting cycle
Briscoe is the third defensive back commitment for the 2015 recruiting cycle

Picking up three commitments in in one week doesn’t usually happen in May, but the Clemson coaching has made it happen.

The week started out with commitments from four-star defensive tackle Sterling Johnson Sterling Johnson
Defensive Tackle
6-4, 265
Clayton, NC

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and four-star offensive line Zach Giella Zach Giella
Offensive Tackle
6-6, 285
Augusta, GA

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, and three-star corner back Juwuan Briscoe Juwuan Briscoe
Running Back
6-1, 185
Waldorf, MD

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added his name to the 2015 recruiting class shortly after completing his visit to Clemson’s campus Saturday afternoon.

The Waldorf (MD) Thomas Stone prospect visited Maryland and N.C. State before making the trip to Clemson, but according to Briscoe there was just something different about the Tigers.

“They're different,” Briscoe told TigerNet shortly after announcing his commitment. “The coaches are different. The facilities are different, and as soon as I got there I felt at home.”

Briscoe’s commitment didn’t really come as a surprise - he told TigerNet earlier in the week that Clemson was his leader over Rutgers.

“I was already set on Clemson, but the visit was the icing on the cake,” Briscoe said. “The coaches were hyped, especially Coach [Mike] Reed. Coach Dabo was telling me that Coach Reed has been bragging on me to him ever since he watched my film.”

The 6-0, 185-pound cornerback had only spoken to Reed - his recruiter of record -prior to his visit, but he came away impressed with Clemson’s head man.

“He's a really down to earth guy,” Briscoe said of Swinney. “He's real and up front with everything that he says and does, which is a plus and he's focused on family and developing players into great young men.”

The other thing that stood out to Briscoe was seeing Death Valley in person for the first time.

“We're very excited,” he said. “I loved it. From seeing the stadium on television to physically being there in person. It was nothing but love. Everything was great.”

As a junior, Briscoe spent the majority of his time at running back, rushing for 1,023 yards and 14 touchdowns on 162 carries. However, he managed to nab two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown in his limited time on defense.

Briscoe expects to come in and compete for playing time right away in the secondary.

“He [Reed] said that once I learn everything and everything starts clicking that I'll be all over the field doing everything on defense,” Briscoe said. “Actually, coach told me that once I get everything going, he's throwing me in there because I'm playing. That's really exciting.”

Check out his junior highlights here

Name POS Ht/Wt Hometown ESPN Rank
Mitch Hyatt Photo Mitch Hyatt OT 6-6/270 Suwannee, GA
Kelly Bryant Photo Kelly Bryant QB 6-4/205 Piedmont, SC
Noah Green Photo Noah Green OT 6-5/275 Boiling Springs, SC
Van Smith Photo Van Smith ATH/RB 6-0/170 Charlotte, NC
Shadell Bell Photo Shadell Bell WR 6-3/190 Decatur, GA
Tucker Israel Photo Tucker Israel QB 6-0/195 Orlando, FL
Sterling Johnson Photo Sterling Johnson DT 6-4/265 Clayton, NC
Jake Fruhmorgen Photo Jake Fruhmorgen OT 6-5/280 Tampa, FL
Zach Giella Photo Zach Giella OT 6-6/285 Augusta, GA
Tanner Muse Photo Tanner Muse LB/S 6-4/205 Belmont, NC
Kaleb Chalmers Photo Kaleb Chalmers CB 5-11/170 Greenwood, SC
Chad Smith Photo Chad Smith LB 6-4/215 Sterling, VA
Gage Cervenka Photo Gage Cervenka DT 6-3/280 Greenwood, SC --
Juwuan Briscoe Photo Juwuan Briscoe RB/CB 6-1/185 Waldorf, MD --

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