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Clemson legacy recruit getting interest from Tigers

Columbia (S.C.) Irmo 2019 running back Kendrell Flowers has good bloodlines.

“My uncle played for Clemson, Raymond Priester, so it kind of runs in the family,” Flowers told The Clemson Insider after the EPT Showcase in Columbia on Sunday.

Flowers said he speaks to Priester, Clemson’s all-time leading rusher, from time to time.

“When we talk, he’s always telling me he wants me to go to Clemson,” Flowers said.

Flowers, who was named running back MVP at the showcase, is a speedy, shifty and patient runner. The 6-foot, 190-pound prospect can also make plays after the catch and played a lot of slot receiver for Irmo last season.

Clemson, Georgia State, North Carolina, South Carolina and Wake Forest are showing interest in Flowers, who plans to compete at the Dabo Swinney Camp next month.

“Coach Streeter invited me to one of their camps. I’m going to attend, probably June 7,” Flowers said. “I’m looking forward to meeting Dabo (Swinney) and his staff, and just hoping to get better on my fundamentals.”

Flowers is slated to camp at South Carolina on Saturday and could also camp at Georgia State this summer.

He mentioned Florida State and N.C. State as a couple of other schools he’s hoping to hear from as he moves forward in his recruitment.

What stands out to him the most about his uncle’s alma mater?

“What stands out to me is that they have consecutive winning seasons. Dabo is making a huge upgrade from them a couple years back,” Flowers said. “They’re national champs for one. That was amazing, and they’ve had a lot of great running backs come through. C.J. Spiller, Wayne Gallman and all those guys.”

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