In-state standout looks to further relationship with Tigers

In-state standout looks to further relationship with Tigers

Recruiting

In-state standout looks to further relationship with Tigers

It’s early in his recruiting process, but Myrtle Beach (S.C.) athlete Luke Doty already has the attention of multiple programs in the Carolinas.

The class of 2020 prospect picked up an offer from N.C. State in late September to go with other offers from North Carolina, South Carolina, Charlotte and Coastal Carolina.

Clemson, meanwhile, is among other schools expressing interest in the sophomore standout.

“They’ve been sending me mail every week or so,” Doty said.

Doty has been a frequent visitor to Clemson over the years and plans to return for the Tigers’ game against Florida State on Nov. 11. He hopes his relationship with the coaching staff keeps growing.

“It’s going to be a great game,” Doty said. “FSU is always a big game, and I’m just looking forward to getting back up to Clemson, seeing all the coaches again and just continuing to build that relationship.”

Doty (6-1, 180) plays several positions for Myrtle Beach, including quarterback and wide receiver.

He began seeing action at receiver toward the end of his freshman season in 2016.

“We rolled into the playoffs, and I’ve started every game this season at wide receiver,” Doty said. “So it’s definitely been a great experience and something new.”

Doty camped at Clemson in June and worked out at quarterback, though he expects the Tigers will evaluate him as a receiver.

“We told them last time we were up there that I’d be playing something other than quarterback, and I definitely think it’s a possibility that they see film on me at the wide receiver position,” he said.

Doty is growing comfortable at receiver and feels his skillset translates well to the position.

“I feel like I’m a big target, and I find ways to make plays and get open,” he said.

An in-state player who grew up in a family full of Tiger fans, Doty would love to see an offer from Clemson come his way down the line.

“I definitely hope to get one from Clemson,” he said. “That’d be awesome for me and my family.”

Doty made his most recent game-day visit to Clemson for the South Carolina game last season and also attended the N.C. State game a year ago. This season, he has been to North Carolina, N.C. State and South Carolina.

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