Top Virginia CB talks ‘great visit’ to Clemson, Tigers high on his list

A key Virginia cornerback prospect recently returned to Clemson for another unofficial visit.

Oscar Smith High School (Chesapeake, Va.) four-star Asaad Brown returned to campus for the NC State game in Death Valley on Oct. 1 when he had the opportunity to experience the famous Clemson pre-game tradition.

Brown – ranked as high as No. 10 cornerback and No. 116 prospect in the 2024 class – was also able to catch up with Tigers staffers, including cornerbacks coach Mike Reed and Chief Dabo Swinney.

“It was a great visit,” Brown told The Clemson Insider. “I was lucky enough to sit down with Coach Swinney, Coach Reed. I appreciated that they run down the hill and the buses run. It was definitely different seeing him face to face.

Brown had previously visited Clemson in June, when he received an offer from the Tigers.

The 6-foot, 178-pound junior feels his relationship with the Clemson coaches has “definitely” grown stronger during the last visit this month, and he likes what defensive coordinator Wes Goodwin and the Tigers are doing with it. side of the ball.

One of the biggest things that comes out of Brown about Clemson, he said, is the coaching staff.

“They’re personal, relatable, and they seem to know what they’re talking about,” he said. “I like the defensive coordinator, Coach Goodwin. I like what he’s done in terms of the schemes he’s running, and we’ve talked about that many times. So, I like Clemson.

Brown hopes to see early playing time when he gets to his college of choice, and he sees Clemson as a place where that could happen.

“If I come there, my plan is to go out there when I get there, so do everything I can to make that happen,” he said. “I see Coach Reed is playing youngsters so I’m not worried about that.”

During Clemson’s 30-20 win over NC State, Brown enjoyed watching his former Oscar Smith teammate — Tigers first-year safety Sherrod Covil — see the action and log a few tackles against the Wolfpack.

Brown has a close connection to Covil and said they continue to speak “regularly.”

“He’s definitely becoming his own,” Brown said. “He is fine.”

Brown has also made several other trips this season, including to North Carolina, NC State and Virginia Tech. A few other visits he has planned are to Penn State (October 29) and LSU (November 5).

In September, Brown dropped a top 10 finish with Clemson with Arkansas, Ole Miss, Virginia Tech, Mississippi State, LSU, Florida State, North Carolina, NC State and Penn State.

As for where Clemson falls among its favorites, the Tigers are in the top tier of this group.

“They’re definitely in my top three,” he said.

–Photo courtesy of Asaad Brown on Twitter (@AsaadJr)

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