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In-state prospect aims to live out dream at Clemson

Class of 2019 tight end KeShawn Toney competed at the Dabo Swinney Camp this summer for the second year in a row, and his performances have placed him firmly on Clemson’s radar for the next recruiting cycle.

The emerging in-state prospect from Williston (S.C.) Elko High is attracting interest from several Power Five programs including Clemson, and he hopes to one day live out his dream of playing college football for the Tigers.

“It would be so great,” Toney told TCI recently. “Clemson is like a dream school. That is a dream that some people want to live, and for me to have it would be amazing. It’s not far from home, so it would be good for my family and myself.”

Toney said Clemson’s coaching staff makes Tiger Town feel like a second home to him when he’s on campus.

“The coaches and the way they run things,” he said. “They’re all for the players, and it feels like home every time I’m there. They’re going to push you to be great.”

Toney has an offer from Georgia State under his belt, while Georgia Tech, N.C. State and South Carolina are showing interest as well.

He plans to visit all of the aforementioned schools during the season and is looking to get his first taste of the game-day atmosphere in Death Valley.

“I want to get to see how it is during a real game, how they run things during that time and the atmosphere of the stadium,” Toney said. “I want to see how it really feels in person instead of television.”

Toney caught seven passes for 82 yards in his team’s season opener versus Barnwell on Friday night.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior runs a 4.7 40-yard dash.

 

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