5-star linebacker gives insight into his relationship with Clemson DC Wes Goodwin
5-star linebacker Sammy Brown visited Clemson over the weekend, and it evidently went very well.
There’s still a lot of time left in Brown’s recruitment — he’s a 2024 prospect — but the Tigers are doing what they can to put themselves in a good position.
According to Brown, his relationship with Clemson co-defensive coordinator Wes Goodwin is growing.
“Our relationship is definitely getting stronger,” Brown told The Clemson Insider after his visit. “It’s a lot more talks about hunting and fishing than it is football. A little recruiting here and there, but mostly the conversation is about life outside football.”
Goodwin is in his first offseason as Clemson’s co-defensive coordinator. He — alongside Mickey Conn — were chosen to replace longtime coordinator Brent Venables after he left for the Oklahoma job. He’s been with Clemson in some capacity since 2009, barring a short stretch (2015-17) where he served as an assistant for the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL.
Brown is a massive target for Clemson in 2024. He’s currently ranked as the No. 6 overall prospect in the class, according to 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s also the No. 1 linebacker and the No. 2 player from the state of Georgia.
Brown also told The Clemson Insider that he’s hoping to make it back to campus for another visit — either this summer or for a game in the fall.
Clemson doesn’t have any commitments yet in the class of 2024.