The top player in the Class of 2020 cycle, strong-side defensive end Bryan Bresee, was one of the many recruits who took in the Clemson Junior Day event on March 3. Unlike some of the other prospects, the 5-star recruit from Damascus, Md. (Damascus) is only a sophomore, with a ways to go until he makes his college decision.
According to Gavin Oliver from the Clemson Insider, Bresee acknowledged a conversation with the Tigers’ Dabo Swinney before he returned home from the trip, where the Clemson coach told him to take his time with making a decision on where he’d play college ball.
The recruit took it to heart, noting he’ll probably make a top list next season with plans to commit his senior year.
As far as where Clemson stands, the Tigers should feel confident after offering Bresee.
“(Clemson will) definitely be in the top running at the end,” said Bresee.
Bresee is the No. 1 player in the country, per 247Sports. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound standout defender has offers from Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Alabama, Ohio State, Notre Dame and other top programs.
According to his Hudl profile, Bresee runs a 5.24 40-yard dash, 4.21 shuttle and has a 28.7″ vertical.
Bresee has fantastic burst off the line, attacking the backfield with a nose for the ball. He’s strong, has great hands and moves well in pursuit of the ball. He goes high, though, and uses his strength to pull down or toss the opposition. That’ll be something that will have to change at the next level where guys are bigger and stronger.
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