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Clemson legacy feeling the love from Tigers

A son of former Clemson receiver Robbie Spector and the brother of Clemson 2017 signee Baylon Spector, Brannon Spector knows his way around Clemson.

The standout athlete from Calhoun High in Calhoun, Ga., has visited countless times and made another trip to Clemson earlier this month for junior day on March 4.

“We’ve been going there since I was very little,” Brannon told The Clemson Insider. “As I go every time it just gets better and better. Clemson is just crazy. What it’s come into and what Dabo’s done to the place, it’s awesome.”

The hospitality Clemson’s coaching staff showed, especially receivers coach Jeff Scott, stood out to him about his visit.

“The coaches, every time I go there, they’re just really open to you and they respect you. It’s what I really like about it.

“I walked into the stadium while they were doing their practice, and coach Scott was like ‘hey Brannon, hey man it’s good to see you here.’ I didn’t even see him and he came running up to me, and that made it even better.”

Brannon was named a first-team member of the Calhoun Times’ All-County Team as a sophomore in 2016, when the physical cornerback totaled 42 tackles with one fumble recovery and four interceptions.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder is listed as a safety and wide receiver by the major recruiting services, and said Clemson is looking at him as a receiver.

Brannon holds an offer from Mercer and said Clemson is one of several schools showing early interest.

“I’ve gotten some stuff from Duke, USC, Stanford and Mercer. I’ve always gotten a bunch of stuff from Clemson,” he said. “Just come to my house and you’d see all the stuff from Clemson. They’re always showing love.”

Brannon said his father and brother are a big help to him as a young player and recruit.

Robbie lettered at Clemson from 1988-90 and played on Tiger teams that finished 10-2 all of those seasons, including the ACC Championship team of 1988.

Baylon was rated among the top-35 outside linebacker prospects nationally and enrolled early at Clemson in January.

“I’ve learned a lot. They’ve taught me so much,” Brannon said. “My dad, he’s taught me everything. And then my brother being ahead of me, I’m learning from him. What he does is helping me.”

Brannon plans to camp at Clemson again this summer. He will also compete at The Opening Atlanta regional in Buford, Ga., this coming Saturday.

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