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2019 QB catches Clemson's attention at Swinney Camp

After earning a handful of major scholarship offers in May, Monroe (N.C.) Sun Valley 2019 quarterback Sam Howell visited Clemson on Wednesday to compete at the Dabo Swinney Camp.

“It was a great camp visit. I got a lot out of it,” Howell told The Clemson Insider. “I got to tour the facilities and spend a lot of time with coach (Brandon) Streeter. It was good to see how he will coach you if you play for Clemson.”

Through two high school football seasons, Howell has amassed 6,803 passing yards and 73 passing touchdowns. As a sophomore, he added 444 yards rushing and 12 rushing scores.

Tennessee offered last month along with schools such as Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, N.C. State, Pittsburgh and Wake Forest.

Howell (6-1, 217) was arguably the best performer among the solid group of quarterbacks that showed during the Swinney Camp’s first session. His strong arm, quick release and sound mechanics were on display.

“(Streeter) told me that they are very interested in me and that I did a very great job at camp,” Howell said. “He says for them the (recruiting) process is a little slower, which makes sense as they are the national champion.”

Clemson’s $55 Allen Reeves Football Complex served as a highlight of the camp for Howell, who also visited Clemson for the Louisville game last season.

“It was incredible,” he said. “It has to be the coolest place I’ve seen so far in this process.”

Howell has also camped at Duke this summer. He will camp at Ohio State and Notre Dame this weekend before traveling to Tennessee for its camp next week.

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