Recruiting: Tigers Add Tenth Commitment for 2004
Pulaski County High School (Dublin, VA)
6'6", 255 lbs.
Although the Pulaski County Cougars finished the season with a 6-4 record,
Shaun Branscome put together an amazing year. Along with his 77 tackles, he
also blocked five field goals and tallied over ten sacks. Even more impressive
than his stats, however, is his speed. Despite standing at an impressive 6'6"
and 255 lbs., Branscome runs the 40 in 4.7 seconds.
"I was able to improve my speed by doing things over the summer," Branscome
said. "I ran ten 100-yard sprints every day, and did a lot of squats and box
Branscome's stats and skill made him a hot commodity to Division I schools,
as Clemson, Virginia Tech, Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado State were
just a few of the schools hoping for his services.
When it came time for his choice, Branscome decided on Clemson.
"The facilities and the coaches were the main players in my decision,"
Branscome said. "And when Coach Bowden got his contract extension, that played
a very big part."
Branscome will make an official visit to North Carolina on January 23 and
is working on setting up a date with Colorado State, but said it would take a
lot to make him change his mind and break his verbal commitment with the Tigers.
"There might be a chance I would change my mind, but I seriously doubt it,"
Branscome said. "The main reason I am visiting those other two schools is to
let myself know that I made the right choice. I just want to put my mind at ease."
Coach John Lovett and Coach Thielen Smith have both been recruiting
Branscome for the Tigers.
Other Recruiting Updates
12/12 Kyle Belcher, Albany, GA
12/11 Devin Shivers, Monroe, Ga
12/10 Mario Melton, High Point, NC
12/09 Travis Robinson, Duncanville, Al
12/09 Clemson RB Outlook and Prospects
12/08 Paul Cianciolo, Charleston, SC - Clemson Offer
12/07 Markell Thompson, Southwest Mississippi JC - Clemson Offer
12/06 C.J. Barber, Rock Hill, SC - Clemson Offer
12/05 Clemson QB Outlook and Prospects
12/05 ATH Michael Hamlin, Lamar, SC - Clemson offer
12/04 LB Lawerence Timmons, Florence, SC - Clemson offer
12/03 DT Matt Raysor, Bamberg, SC - Clemson offer
12/02 ATH Phillip Morris, Timmonsville, SC - Clemson offer
12/01 OL Leon Hart, Columbia, SC - Clemson offer
11/30 FB Josh Smyth, Hoover, AL - No offer
11/27 WR Tremel Kline, Seabrook, SC - No offer
11/26 DL Cory Groover, Southwest Mississippi JC - Clemson offer
11/24 RB Albert Ashcraft, Monroe, NC - Clemson offer
11/23 DL Dorian Capers, Ridgeland, SC - Clemson offer
11/20 QB Jordan Steffy, Leola, PA - Clemson offer
11/19 OL James Thompson, Sumter, SC - Clemson offer
11/18 ATH Sinclair Cannon, Greer, SC - Clemson offer
11/17 WR Brooks Foster, Boiling Springs, SC - Clemson offer
11/16 DL Bryon Bishop, Union, SC - Clemson offer
11/13 WR Sidney Rice, Gaffney, SC - No offer
11/12 Willis Firm With Commitment
11/11 Harris Still Firm with Verbal Commitment to Tigers
11/09 Recruits Excited about Clemson after FSU Blowout
11/06 WR Dwayne Jarrett, New Brunswick, NJ - Clemson offer
11/05 DB Chris Haslon, Burlington, NJ - Clemson offer
10/29 WR Douglas Dutch, Bowie, Maryland - Clemson offer
10/28 LB Eric Berry, Suffolk, VA - Clemson offer
10/27 DL Dwayne Hendricks, Millville, NJ - Clemson offer
10/23 K C.J. Rhody, Stuart, FL - No offer
10/22 OL Ell Ash, Willingboro, NJ - Clemson offer
10/21 Shrine Bowl Rosters Announced
10/20 OL Rashaad Jackson, Union, SC - Clemson offer
10/19 OL L.J. Anderson, Sumter, SC - No offer
10/17 DL Matt Raysor, Bamberg, SC - Soft USC Commitment, Clemson Offer
10/16 DL Elemore Gabriel, Brooklyn, NY - Clemson Commitment
10/15 OL Mike Byrne, Lilitz, PA - No offer
10/14 DT David Brown, Madison, AL - Clemson offer
10/09 OL Courtney Abbott, East Point, GA - Clemson offer
10/08 DE Shukree Barfield, Sicklerville, NJ - Clemson offer
09/25 WR Rodriguez Johnson, Greenville, SC - No offer
1. DB Brandon Croley (6-0, 180, 4.5) Jacksonville, FL
2. DT Cory Groover (6-3, 282) Summit, MS (SW Miss JUCO)
3. QB Cullen Harper (6-3, 200, 4.8) Alpharetta, GA
4. WR L'Dontae Harris (6-0, 180, 4.5) Gadsden, AL
5. OL Bobby Hutchinson (6-4, 270, 5.1) Greenville, FL
6. OL Taylor Tremel (6-4, 260, 5.0) Lake Mary, FL
7. LB Courtney Vincent (6-1, 220, 4.6) Allendale, SC
8. OL Tony Willis (6-6, 305, 5.3) Highland Springs, VA
9. DL Elemore Gabriel (6-4, 250, 4.89) Brooklyn, NY
10. DL Shaun Branscome (6-6, 250, 4.7) Brooklyn, NY