Cornerback Juwuan Briscoe's Clemson commitment is all about speed

Tiger coaches impressed by Waldorf, Md. junior's 4.43 40

Juwuan Briscoe (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott, CUTigers.com)

Juwuan Briscoe (Photo courtesy of Roy Philpott, CUTigers.com)

Juwuan Briscoe's Clemson commitment is all about speed.

Three weeks ago, the Waldorf, Md. cornerback was barely a blip on the national recruiting radar.

That all changed when he ran a blistering 4.43 40-yard dash at Nike's Washington, D.C. area training camp.

A quick Clemson offer propelled the Tigers past Rutgers, and Clemson then held off Maryland, N.C. State and West Virginia for Briscoe's quick decision.

The 6-0, 185-pound Briscoe starred primarily as a running back during his junior season at Thomas Stone High School, where he was a thousand-yard rusher. On defense he contributed 36 tackles and a pair of interceptions.

Briscoe's commitment wrapped up brisk week of recruiting activity for the Tigers, who since last weekend also added Clayton, N.C. defensive tackle Sterling Johnson and Martinez, Ga. offensive lineman Zach Giella to their commitment list.

Briscoe pushes Clemson's 2015 total to 16, including grayshirts J.D. and Judah Davis. He is the third defensive back to commit to the Tigers' class, joining Van Smith of Charlotte, N.C. and Kaleb Chalmers of Greenwood, S.C.

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