Speedy CB wowed by the offer

Late last week, Clemson defensive backs coach Mike Reed let Juwuan Briscoe know that he would eventually receive an offer to play cornerback.

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Measured at 6-foot, 185 pounds during Saturday's Nike Football Training Camp in Virginia, Briscoe also ran a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash.

The Stone High School junior [Waldorf, Md.] was notified of Clemson's offer on Monday.

"I was on the phone with coach Reed. We were talking about it and he just came out and said it," Briscoe told CUTigers on Tuesday.

"It wasn't really a surprise. It just kind of caught me off guard. He came up to the school a couple of weeks before that and was telling me that it was going to happen, but he never really told me when, so it kind of caught me off guard."

In addition to Clemson, he also has offers from Maryland, N.C. State and Rutgers.

The Tigers are in firm position.

"I wouldn't say it's a special meaning, but [the offer] meant a lot to me, as far as Clemson being my favorite school. Them offering me is, like, unexplainable," Briscoe said.

What does he like about Clemson?

"It's a football school. The area is football, nothing but Clemson. Death Valley, how they come in before the game, running down the hill, touching the rock, the hill, everything, it's everything about the school that's great to me."

Briscoe plans to visit within the next "two or three" weeks.

"I know I'm [also] going to Ohio State. I'll be going to South Carolina and that's probably about it," he said.

Could Clemson be the team to beat?

"They have a little edge. It wouldn't be a big one, by a lot."

As a junior, Briscoe had 36 tackles, two interceptions -- one of which was a pick-6 -- and a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. At running back, where he spent most of his time last season, Briscoe rushed for over 1,000 yards and had 14 touchdowns.

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