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Current and past players motivate prospect

Following a strong showing at Georgia Tech’s football camp last week, Williston (S.C.) Elko 2019 tight end KeShawn Toney traveled to Clemson for the Dabo Swinney Camp this week.

It was Toney’s second straight year at the camp, and he competed for the full-three day session.

“It was a great experience,” Toney told TCI. “I love being able to work with the coaches and current players and take tips from them to help me get better. I love the facility and the way the coaches prepare everyone to work.”

Clemson’s Allen Reeves Football Complex was under construction when Toney was on campus for the Swinney Camp last summer, so he was able to see the finished product this time around.

The facility’s “Paw Journey” aspect, particularly the Words of Wisdom feature, stood out to him the most.

“It’s one of the best in the country. My favorite part would be learning from current players on certain things and the Words of Wisdom part,” Toney said. “Just being able to hear some of the current and former players’ stories motivates me.”

Toney (6-2, 226) is drawing interest from Georgia Tech, N.C. State and South Carolina as well as Clemson.

Clemson tight ends coach Danny Pearman and the Tigers liked what they saw from him during the camp workouts.

“They told me that they like that I’m physical at the line of scrimmage and run good routes to create separation,” Toney said.

Toney is at Georgia State’s camp today. He plans to camp at N.C. State, South Carolina and Coastal Carolina this month, as well.

Clemson made him feel welcome and like part of the team this week.

“Their coaches, the way they treat you, I felt like I was one of their own players,” he said. “They don’t only want you to be a great football player, they want you to be a great man in life. Getting an offer from Clemson would be so big. It’s a dream school and to be able to get an offer from them would make me proud.”

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