2008 Signee Update: Jaron Brown

Cheraw wide receiver Jaron Brown surprised a lot of people in the Palmetto state when he chose the Tigers over what many thought was his long time favorite South Carolina. Since then, the standout track performer has been working hard to try and avoid a redshirt season during his freshman year.

S Jaron Brown Profile

Like all members of Clemson's 2008 recruiting class, future Clemson receiver Jaron Brown is working hard to prepare for Clemson as he finishes his final semester at Cheraw.

"I have been working out pretty hard," he told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "I am also trying to finish school strong. I am ready to graduate.

"The [Clemson] coaches gave us spring and summer workouts. I am working on the summer ones right now. I am trying to stay close to the plan. I have gained about five pounds. I am up to about 195."

The two-sport star ran into some of his future teammates at the lower state track meet recently.

"I saw Jonathan Willard and Brandon Ford at the track meet. We came in seventh. We had a good time in our 4 x 100 relay, but we didn't make the state," said Ford.

Clemson assistant coach Dabo Swinney, Brown's main recruiter to Clemson, recently visited Cheraw to check in with one his top signees.

"He is mainly just anxious to get me in there," he said. "He wants to see where I am with the others. He stopped by and gave me some receiver drills to work on for the next few weeks. I am paying attention to those.

"Right now I am going to Clemson on June 29. I will be rooming with Andre Ellington, Brandon Ford and Jonathan Willard."

The former Cheraw standout is also recruiting some of his former teammates to Clemson.

"I actually have been watching them do spring practice. I go out there and tell Travis [Small] and our freshman running back Sammy Merriman to keep there eyes open. I try to pull them to Clemson. Me and Cliff [Matthews] battling for them," said Brown.

What is the prize recruit looking forward to about getting to Clemson?

"Oh man, I am just looking forward to getting this thing started. I am ready to get in the weight room. I am ready to mix it up with the receivers. I am ready to show the coaches what I have," replied Brown.

Jaron also said he has been keeping in touch with one of his future teammates who is already on campus.

"I have sent texts Bowers a couple of times. He is having a blast at Clemson. He is telling me I am going to love it," said Brown.

How does the Shrine Bowl standout feel about leaving home?

"I am kind of both. I am hoping I don't get homesick. I think I will manage okay. I just need to stay focused on my school work and football. I will be in good shape," replied Brown.

The two-way standout closed his interview with CUTigers by revealing he has big goals for his freshman year at Clemson.

"I want to make the freshman All-American team. I am ready to come in and compete," said Brown.

Brown recorded 22 receptions for 450 yards on offense to go along with 85 tackles and three interceptions on the defensive side of the ball during his senior year at Cheraw High School. For his efforts, he was named to the 71st Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

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