A promising young prospect with an offer from Virginia under his belt visited Clemson earlier this month to showcase his talent.
Suffolk (Va.) King’s Fork 2019 cornerback Chris Shearin competed at the full first session of the Dabo Swinney Camp from June 6-8.
“I enjoyed it very much,” Shearin said. “It was great to meet the players, coaches and staff while also competing against talent from all across the country.”
Dabo Swinney’s end-of-session speeches served as one of the highlights for Shearin.
“I really enjoyed Coach Swinney’s words of wisdom, which he ended every practice with,” he said. “That was great.”
In nine games as a sophomore last season, Shearin (5-11, 175) posted 35 tackles, four interceptions and 20 passes defensed while tallying 461 receiving yards.
Shearin, who is also a track standout, appreciated the opportunity to meet Clemson co-defensive back coaches Mike Reed and Mickey Conn.
“They gave me great advice,” Shearin said. “They told me to continue to work all-around because you can always get better at something in your game.”
The coaches also let him know what they like about his game.
“They said I have great hips and great footwork and also great patience to be a rising junior,” Shearin said.
Shearin, who earned his first offer from Virginia in May, plans to camp at Virginia Tech as well.
What does he like the most about Clemson after visiting?
“The family atmosphere,” he said. “You feel at home.”
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