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Alabama legacy recruit: Clemson a ‘special place’

An emerging prospect whose father played at Alabama visited Clemson for the third time last weekend.

Mountain Brook (Ala.) 2019 wide receiver Hamp Greene attended Clemson’s 28-14 win over Wake Forest on Saturday in Death Valley.

“I love the culture and atmosphere,” Greene said of the visit. “The unity in the team is amazing. The coaches and players all share a great sense of purpose, and the way coach Dabo leads his team and their commitment to their faith in God makes it a very attractive and special place.”

Greene’s father, Hamp Greene, was a placekicker at Alabama from 1989-92. He was teammates with Dabo Swinney and Clemson director of recruiting and external affairs Thad Turnipseed on the 1992 Alabama national championship team.

The younger Greene spent time with Turnipseed during Saturday’s visit, as well as former Clemson wide receiver and current Clemson offensive analyst Tyler Grisham.

“I had the privilege to spend a lot of time with coach Tyler Grisham. Was able to talk to him about Clemson’s playing strategies and how their football program operates,” Greene said. “I also talked with coach Thad Turnipseed, and he talked to me about the recruiting process and the culture they’re building. It was also great being able to connect with coach Dabo.”

Greene enjoyed speaking to Swinney and has a lot of respect for Clemson’s head coach.

“Incredible man,” Greene said of Swinney. “We talked about Mountain Brook football and how our season is going.”

Greene (5-10, 165) caught 10 passes for 141 yards and a touchdown a few weeks back in Mountain Brook’s win over a Spain Park (Hoover, Ala.) team that was ranked as the No. 6 team in the state at the time.

Greene’s recruiting process is just beginning, though he is already getting interest from a few programs.

“I’m new to the recruiting process but have talked to schools like Samford, Harvard and Troy,” he said.

Asked to describe his strengths as a receiver, Greene cited his hands, route-running skill and ability as a blocker.

Those same attributes are often used to describe Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow — a player that Greene looks up to.

“I love that guy,” he said.

Greene previously visited Clemson to compete at the Swinney Camp in June. He also visited for the Syracuse game last season.

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