Brownell likes the way Bacon sizzles

Brad Brownell is pretty particular when it comes to sending out offers to high school prospects. Last month, he found one from Florida that fit the bill.

SF Dwayne Bacon Profile

On Tuesday, McKeel Academy of Applied Technology [Lakeland] sophomore Dwayne Bacon picked up a Clemson offer.

"I actually talked to the head coach. He offered," Bacon told CUTigers on Wednesday.

Bacon added, "He saw me play and liked what he had seen. Another came and saw me this week, then they offered."

What did Brownell have to say when they spoke over the phone?

"He was just talking about the campus and all of that. He said I was a very good kid and I have an all-around game."

A four-star prospect, Bacon is still learning about Clemson.

"I don't really know too much about it, but it was a big offer to pick up. I'm kind of in the process about learning about Clemson," he said.

Very early on in the process, overall, Bacon has taken just one college visit, and that was to UCF. He doesn't have anything else set up.

Clemson could be a potential destination.

"Down the line, that it is a place I would like to go see," Bacon said.

But he's in no hurry to schedule that. In fact, he's not in a hurry to take any more visits.

"I'm going to wait until my junior year before I schedule some," Bacon said.

As he moves forward with the recruiting process, a number of factors will be taken into consideration. But there is one thing in particular that he'll be on the lookout for between now and then.

"Definitely, a main thing will be if I'm going to play. I want to start," Bacon said. "Even if I'm not going to start, I want to play a major amount of minutes. That will definitely be big."

Along with Clemson, the No. 4 small forward in the class of 2015 has offers from Baylor, Florida State, Memphis, USF, UCF, Virginia Tech and Xavier.

As a sophomore, Bacon averaged 23 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.

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