Tigers offer son of former NFL OT

Before starting in 119 games with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns, the late Orlando Brown played his college ball at South Carolina State.

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His son, Orlando Brown, recently moved from Maryland to the Atlanta-area. On Monday, the Brown picked up an offer from Clemson when running backs coach Tony Elliott stopped by Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga.

"Clemson has been recruiting me since freshman year when I was at DeMatha, back in Maryland. It's not a big shock, but I'm pretty surprised [by the offer]," Brown said in an interview with CUTigers on Monday afternoon.

Several programs have already offered Brown, including Alabama, Auburn, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame, South Carolina, USC and West Virginia.

Brown has yet to visit Clemson, but he is familiar with the Palmetto State.

"My dad went to South Carolina State so I like Clemson a lot," he said.

The 6-foot-7, 340-pound rising junior has a pretty solid understanding of what the state of the Clemson program is.

"They've got a pretty good offense, pretty good offensive system," Brown said. "They kind of run the same thing we do here at Peachtree Ridge. They've got a lot of up and coming players and a lot of good players in the NFL. It's a really good program."

There is no list of favorites.

"Nobody is leading, but of course Auburn and Alabama have been recruiting me a lot, and South Carolina," he said.

A decision isn't expected to be made anytime soon.

"Probably going into senior year or after senior year, about that time," Brown said.

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