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Clemson impresses 4-star DL during first visit

Arguably the most significant visitor on the final day of the Dabo Swinney Camp’s first session wasn’t a camper.

Thomaston (Ga.) Upson Lee 2019 four-star defensive lineman Travon Walker made his first trip to Clemson on Thursday to watch the last workout and see the campus.

“I really liked it,” Walker told The Clemson Insider. “The facility and campus was a very bright place, and also the relationship that I saw the coaches and the players had, it just made it even better to me to see how close everyone on the team is.”

Walker, who was offered by Clemson in January, traveled to Clemson with his parents.

He was seen talking to Dabo Swinney at the beginning of yesterday’s camp session and stood with Todd Bates during the first part of drills.

“They were telling me that I can have a very bright future at Clemson,” Walker said, “and that by the time I come in that most of the D-line would be leaving, so I would have a chance to come in and compete for a spot but nothing was going to just be handed to me.”

Walker (6-4, 240) and his parents were driven around the camp on a golf cart by recruiting operations coordinator Ty Clements, who then took them on a facilities tour.

The football operations complex, as you would expect, stood out to Walker.

“It was great,” he said. “The best that I’ve seen thus far.”

Walker’s offer list includes Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and Tennessee.

Where does Clemson stand with him after the visit?

“They stand high,” he said.

Walker and his parents also went to South Carolina on Wednesday.

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