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Clemson ‘feels like a home’ to young dual-threat QB

Myrtle Beach (S.C.) quarterback Luke Doty received his first scholarship offer from Coastal Carolina last summer, before he had played a down of high school football.

Now a rising sophomore, he has since added an offer from Charlotte. Clemson, Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State and South Carolina are showing significant interest, and it’s easy to see why.

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound dual threat has a live arm, quick release, outstanding athleticism and knack for making good decisions.

Doty exhibited his ability and potential at the EPT Showcase in Columbia on Sunday, when he earned quarterback MVP honors.

“I felt like I did pretty well, and I performed to the best of my ability,” he told The Clemson Insider afterward. “It definitely showed, winning the MVP, and I’m just looking forward to getting back and getting some more work in.”

Doty has been a regular participant in the Dabo Swinney Camp over the years and plans to compete at the camp again next month.

“I’m just looking forward to getting up there, getting exposure, talking to more of the coaches and getting out there and showing what I can do,” he said.

Doty’s parents and grandparents are big Clemson fans, so he grew up watching the Tigers. Last season, he and his parents attended Clemson’s games against N.C. State and South Carolina.

It’s safe to say Doty is a big Clemson fan, as well.

“It’s just a great atmosphere, so electric,” Doty said. “I love it. It’s awesome.”

“It feels like a home to me,” he added. “Especially growing up with it, growing up adopting that culture, it’s always just felt like a home and somewhere I can go and still feel close.”

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