Thomas Stone – Waldorf, Md.
No. 45 CB in the country
No. 11 overall player in Georgia
Juwuan Briscoe was a very well-kept secret in Mid Atlantic recruiting… until he ran a 4.43 40-yard dash at the Washington, DC Nike Combine in the spring of 2014. Then the three-star prospect’s recruiting started picking up steam.
Soon thereafter he committed to Clemson.
“It's a football school. The area is football, nothing but Clemson,” he said.
Maybe it was the pressure from Ohio State or the beating the Bulldogs put on the Tigers that fall, but Briscoe de-committed from Clemson in late November. The fight for Briscoe would be between the Buckeyes and Bulldogs. It looked like Ohio State had the lead heading into Briscoe’s decision day, but after visiting Georgia and meeting with Jeremy Pruitt in late November, the Bulldogs took the lead for good.
“They see me playing a big role,” Briscoe said for Georgia. “They’re losing a lot of DBs from this class, and they think highly of me. They don’t have that many right now, so that’s interesting.”
“Georgia was great,” he continued. “I loved it down there. It’s all family. (The coaches and I) talked a lot about Georgia and the defense. We walked around campus, so I could get a feel for everything.”
On New Year’s Day Briscoe committed to Georgia.
HONORS: Scout.com three-star prospect, No. 45 ranked CB nationally, No. 8 ranked CB in the East region, No. 2 CB in Maryland… Washington Post Defensive Player of the Year… Maryland Consensus All-State Team… PrepStar 300 player SCOUTING: Briscoe is known for speed. He has big-play potential because of that and his ability to play the ball. He also has size and length coaches look for at the corner position. Briscoe plays with confidence too. - Chad Simmons
LEGGE’S QUESTION: How Will Briscoe transition from playing a lot of offense to being challenged by college-level recovers on defense?
LEGGE’S THOUGHTS: Briscoe played a lot for his high school team, and was a very god running back. He made defenders look very slow at times when he was playing running back. Before you knew it he was past the linebackers and into the secondary. He was a heck of a weapon for Thomas Stone.