Brandon Cleveland is a 6’3 260 pound defensive tackle from Tampa, FL.
The Class of 2022 prospect recently announced a transfer from Seffner Christian Academy to Carrollwood Day (along with FSU tight end target Michael Trigg).
Cleveland has a 91 rating (4-star) from 247 Sports. They consider him the 158th best player in America (7th best DT and 22nd best player in Florida).
He holds offers from Auburn, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Miami (FL), NC State, Penn State, and UCF, among others.
Cleveland visited Tallahassee in February:
And Florida State offered in late April:
We spoke to Cleveland about his visit and recruitment, in general:
How was the visit?
“The visit was good—all the coaches and staff treated me good.”
Which coaches did you speak to?
“Odell Haggins and Adam Fuller.”
What did you discuss?
“What they look for in [their] players and [their] expectations, and just life.”
What’s Odell like?
“He’s a great guy—he cares for his players and definitely is FSU.”
Could you see yourself playing for him?
“Yes—I really like the way he used Marvin Wilson in his defensive front.”
Coach Fuller is still new to FSU, so our readers don’t know him as well—how would you describe him?
“He wants to win.”
How would you describe your style of play?
“Strong and explosive.”
What player(s) do you look up to/model your game after?
“Aaron Donald, Chase Young (mixture of both), and the Bosas.”
Which schools are at the top of your list?
“Don’t have any yet.”
Finally—what are the biggest things you’re looking for in a school?
“Academics, location, the people, and where I can stay [focused] and be successful.”