Nation's No. 1 RB Plans Clemson Official

Just when you thought recruiting couldn't go any better for the Clemson coaching staff ... it goes completely to another level. In this report, reveals the No. 2 prospect in the country, regardless of position, wants to visit Clemson officially this fall.

RB Bryce Brown Profile

The Clemson coaching staff has already secured verbal commitments from the No. 1 and No. 2 safety prospects in the nation. Could the No. 1 running back in the country be next?

It's not out of the question.

The nation's No. 1 running back according to, Bryce Brown (Wichita, K.S.), has been committed to the Miami Hurricanes since late February, but his recruitment may be far from over.

Brown, who is also ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the nation regardless of position, will likely visit Clemson, as well as several other schools in an official capacity later this year, according to his father.

In an interview with Saturday, Mr. Brown revealed his son's plans for the first time publicly.

"Yes, he does plan to visit some other schools around the country," Mr. Brown said. "Right now I think the other schools he will visit are Clemson, West Virginia and Oregon. He is still committed to Miami but he will take official visits to all of those schools."

All three schools made Brown's top 15 before he announced his commitment to Miami in February.

As a junior, Brown rushed for over 1,800 yards and scored 26 touchdowns for East High School in Wichita, KS.
And while the Hurricanes currently have a number of factors working in their favor, including the fact that Brown's brother, Arthur, is a freshman linebacker for Randy Shannon's squad, Mr. Brown says that isn't as big of a factor as you'd probably expect.

"This [year] is really the first time Arthur and Bryce have not played together," he said. "They have always been together. I told Arthur last year to make the right decision for him and not to think about anything else because we knew this year Bryce would be going through the entire recruiting process himself.

"This year I am telling Bryce the same thing. He needs to make the best decision for Bryce.

"We just worked to raise Arthur and Bryce to work hard and make the right decisions. We taught them that they can do anything they set their mind to do if they listen to God and work hard."

As a junior, Brown rushed for over 1,800 yards and scored 26 touchdowns to earn All-City and All-State honors.

He was also recognized as a member of the Kansas "Fab 11" and was the lone junior that was named a USA Today Prep All-American.

If Brown were to sign with Clemson it would continue a trend of top-ranked running backs inking with the orange and white. Clemson signed the No. 5 running back in the nation last year in Jacksonville, Fla. native Jamie Harper.

In 2006, the Tigers signed the nation's No. 3 running back, C.J. Spiller.

Clemson also signed James Davis, the No. 26 running back in the nation and a two-time All-ACC performer in 2005.

Brown is currently only ranked behind California QB Matt Barkley in's Top 300 rankings. Midwest recruiting analyst Greg Powers describes Brown as, "One of the top players in the entire country. If you were building a running back from scratch you would try to model him after Brown. He has the size to be an every down back and the explosiveness, speed, vision, and cut-back ability to take it to the house any time he touches the ball." Top Stories