Contemplating a commitment

Clemson picked up a commitment from one 2011 Jack Britt High School prospect over the weekend. A second could be on the way in the very near future.

DT Devonte Brown Profile

Jack Britt (Fayetteville, N.C.) defensive tackle Devonte Brown told CUTigers that he had a good idea his friend and teammate Eric MacLain was going to join the 2011 Clemson recruiting class.

"We were talking about it. I was like, ‘Yo, we should do this.' We were talking about how we wanted to go there," Brown said. "He just committed a little bit earlier than I did."

The hold up now--his mom hasn't seen Clemson yet. "I want her to come on these college trips with me so she'll get a feel where her son is about to go," Brown said. "She's passing me on to another family. I'm still her son but she's passing me on to a college family.

"That's why I'm holding it back right now. I want to make sure my mom is OK with that school. Then, I'll go to that school."

He would like to "weigh his options and not jump the gun" before pulling the trigger. But Clemson is "really high" on his list of favorites.

"They care about their players a lot," Brown said. "They make sure their players get the right support. I felt like a family there. That was the first-time I've been real comfortable at a college. I never really got that comfortable at a college, except for Clemson. I was really happy about that. I was shocked."

The biggest competition for Clemson right now is North Carolina.

"Those two schools are getting at me kind of hard. They want me to come down and they're saying I'll be a good fit for their schools," Brown said.

He was in Tigertown for junior day last month and has regularly communicated with defensive tackles coach Dan Brooks.

"I just talk with him to see how he's doing," Brown said.

Along with Clemson and North Carolina, North Carolina State, Duke, Maryland, Virginia Tech and West Virginia have offered.

Brown has not made any plans for unofficial visits in the near future but would like to take officials to Clemson and North Carolina. Top Stories