The senior defensive lineman registered over 70 tackles and also had 5 blocked field goals during his senior year. Clemson recruited Banscome as a defensive end.
"Yes sir I am committed to Clemson. I was talking with Coach Smith on the phone 3 weeks ago and I asked him to put Coach Lovett on the phone. I told him I wanted to verbally commit to Clemson," said Branscome.
"I just really liked the football facilities and the coaches. The coaching staff was probably the most important factor. When they finalized the extension for Coach Bowden that was the final factor."
The senior trenchman made it down to several games in Death Valley this year, and he also was down in Tiger Town for camp earlier this summer.
"I was down for both the Virginia and the Duke games this year. I started liking Clemson when I came down for the football camp last summer."
Branscome speaks with John Lovett before the Duke game.
70+ tackles, 5 blocked field goals, 10+ sacks
Clemson, Colorado State, North Carolina
6-4, 250, 4.78
Branscome is the third defensive lineman to commit to the Tigers for the 2004 class. Clemson also has secured the verbal commitment of JUCO transfer Cory Groover, who should be practicing with the Tigers during their bowl preparations, and Elsmore Gabriel, a native of the Brooklyn, New York area.
Branscome officially was listed at 6-foot-3.5 inches 246 pounds at the NIKE camp earlier this summer. He also runs the 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds.
We will continue to keep you updated on Shaun Branscome, right up through signing day 2004.