Brownell lands first pledge

Brad Brownell will have his first signee in place for the 2010 recruiting class by this time tomorrow.

PG Cory Stanton Profile

Springfield High School (Tenn.) point guard Cory Stanton was granted a release from his national letter of intent from Wright State following Brownell's departure from the Horizon League school to Clemson.

Stanton told CUTigers Sunday night his recruitment after the fact was short and sweet.

"Not taking anything away from any of the assistants at Wright State, or Wright State, itself. My decision was based solely on coach Brownell," he said.

The two have regularly spoken since Brownell accepted the job at Clemson.

"It's not every day, but we both try to keep in touch with each other. If it's not every day, it's every other day," Stanton said.

New Clemson assistant and former Wright State assistant Mike Winiecki has also been involved in Stanton's recruitment to Tigertown as well.

Along with Clemson, Stanton was considering several other schools before making a final decision.


"Baylor came in late and showed a little interest," Stanton said. "So did Mississippi State. But I'm signing with Clemson. I'll be signing the papers tomorrow. I'll be a Tiger!" (Dave Telep)
"I talked to coach Brownell a lot and I was still back and forth with a couple of other schools that have been recruiting me for a while," Stanton said. "I had offers on the table from Marshall and Tennessee. Memphis was showing interest.

"Baylor came in late and showed a little interest. So did Mississippi State. But I'm signing with Clemson. I'll be signing the papers tomorrow. I'll be a Tiger!"

Stanton said he grew up loving Duke, so he's familiar with Clemson through years of following the ACC.

"I love coach Brownell. He's a great guy and a great coach. I know his coaching tactics are great," he said. "Right now, I'm just doing what's best for me."

Stanton averaged just over 19 points and seven assists a game during his senior season.

"I am a point guard but coaches have told me that they like the way that I can score when called upon," he added.

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