Summer visits are starting to roll around in full force with the Dabo Swinney High School Camp last week. It’s prime time for recruits to visit Death Valley and the new facilities now that they have a break from school and high school football.
It’s always a busy time of year for Swinney and company, but this time of the year is one of the most crucial to the recruiting process. As Clemson looks to roll out the red carpet for the best of the best, recruits from 2018, 2019 and even 2020 will come to get a taste of what life is like in Clemson, S.C.
One of those visitors should be Belleville (Mich.) 2019 offensive tackle Devontae Dobbs.
Dobbs told The Clemson Insider that a Clemson visit is in the cards for him this summer.
“I plan to visit Clemson this summer,” he said. “I’m not going to make it for camp, I’m hoping sometime in July.”
The 2019 recruit has not seen the new facilities yet, but it will still be difficult to top the last time he was in Death Valley.
“I had a great experience last year when I came down there for the Clemson-Louisville game, it was the best and loudest crowd I ever experienced in my life,” said Dobbs. “I love the atmosphere and the people were really nice.”
Dobbs has been in contact with several of Clemson’s coaches about visiting this summer.
“My coach has,” he said. “He just told me that they wanted me to come down there.”
So far Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Georgia and Miami are recruiting Dobbs the hardest, but he does not have any favorites. He also told TCI he plans to keep his recruitment open at least through next spring.
“No, I plan to visit all my favorite school’s over the summer and spring,” he said.
Dobbs knows what he wants in a school, his major of choice and a great game day atmosphere.
“I want to major in sleep study,” said Dobbs.
In addition to a possible Clemson visit, he will be taking several other visits, not all of which are football related.
“I’m attending sound body sound mind this weekend in Grand Rapids at Grand Valley State and I know I’m going to the University of Michigan on the 22,” he said. “I believe from talking to my coach we’re going down south to camp in July.”