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Parents prefer Swinney football camp over any other

Dabo Swinney’s first session of his high school football camp began on Tuesday with more than 700 campers present as families have come from all over to participate.

A lot the families in attendance had many reasons why they chose to send their sons to come to Clemson. But it was Swinney and his passion for his players as why a lot of parents chose to send their kids to camp.

Betty Edwards came down from Johnston, S.C., with her son Jaquan Edwards and Javen Hosteen.

“Both of the boys are extremely interested in coming to Clemson, they are both rising seniors in high school and we have heard that Clemson has a very good camp and this is our first time attending,” Edwards said. “We have attended several camps but this is our first time attending Clemson.”

Edwards also says she loves how passionate Swinney is and how active he has been with his campers.

“You pay all this money to come to camp and you never see the coach come around until you get ready to leave. It’s not like that here.”

Janet Brown and her son Zach, plus a family friend named Zach Bennett came down from Culpepper, Va.

“He is entering his junior year and should be making a decision soon,” she said. “Clemson is one of the many schools on his list that he would like to attend.”

Lisa Calhoun and her son Michael Calhoun have traveled all the way from Gate City, Va. “Michael has a dream to play college ball and I had found this camp online and decided to sign him up,” she said. “I believe that Coach Swinney is an amazing role model for these kids and I would love to have my son to hopefully play ball under him one day.”

The Dabo Swinney High School Camp will run through this Thursday for session one and will return for session two next Tuesday.

–Story by Lindsey Rhodes

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