Will Briggs Add a Clemson Offer?

Michael Briggs, one of the top two-way prospects in North Carolina, can't wait for the season opener against Myers Park so he can showcase his skills to the college recruiters. We've got the latest on his top 3 and also some interesting information about how football runs in the family.

FB/LB Michael Briggs
Ashbrook High School
Gastonia, North Carolina

The 6-1, 230 pound athlete from Gastonia starred as a running back and linebacker during his junior season. Briggs, who was named the offensive MVP in the state championship game last season, hopes to show the college recruiters that he can be an impact player at the collegiate level. The mailbox is full of letters from his favorites every day expressing interest, but no school has offered the talented prospect.

"My top 3 schools are Clemson, South Carolina and North Carolina. They are all similar. All have good rising programs."

Clemson: "Clemson has always had a good football program. They have been down the past few years but there going back up."

South Carolina: "I think they're on their way up also. I've always enjoyed coach Holtz. I think it would be a good opportunity to play for him."

North Carolina: "I met coach Bunting. He seems like a good coach to me. I also like their facilities."

Briggs certainly a great understanding about how to play the game, as his father is the Defensive Coordinator for Ashbrook High School.

"My dad treats me just like everybody else, but everybody else gets to go home and enjoy the weekend. I'm looking at game tape on the weekend getting ready for the next week."

The elder Briggs is the former Head Coach and Athletic Director at North Gaston High Schools, and he has sent several players to Clemson in the past.

The football field is not the only place where Briggs has worked hard at Ashbrook High School. Briggs is on schedule to graduate in December, and he would prefer to start college in January. "I'd love to start in January if that's what the school wants me to do."

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding two-way star from North Carolina, right up through signing day 2004.

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