Clemson opens eyes of in-state prospect

Clemson opens eyes of in-state prospect

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Clemson opens eyes of in-state prospect

One of the top sophomore prospects in South Carolina visited Clemson on Saturday

Clemson welcomed a frequent visitor back to campus on Saturday for the Florida State game.

Myrtle Beach (S.C.) 2020 athlete Luke Doty returned to Clemson with his parents and younger brother.

“It was awesome,” Doty told The Clemson Insider. “Seeing the new facilities opened up some new doors. Seeing all that is definitely inviting. That’s something we look forward to getting to see more of. It was awesome.”

Doty’s eyes were opened during his tour of Clemson’s football operations facility, which was still under construction when he was previously on campus last November.

“The first time we actually got to see it was last year at the South Carolina-Clemson game when it was still a skeleton,” Doty said. “So coming back in this weekend and seeing how everything turned out and seeing how everything came together was a great experience.”

Though he is only a sophomore, Doty has already earned offers from N.C. State, North Carolina, South Carolina, Charlotte and Coastal Carolina.

Doty (6-2, 190) started three games at quarterback this season and the rest at wide receiver. He worked out at quarterback during the Dabo Swinney Camp in June but expects the Tigers to evaluate him as a receiver as well.

Clemson’s coaches let him know they look forward to watching his film.

“They were just really happy to have me up there,” Doty said. “Glad that we got to see the new facilities and stuff like that. Once we put film together of this year, they said they can’t wait to sit down and check that out and see everything that I’ve done this year.”

Clemson could hold the cards in Doty’s recruitment. He grew up a Clemson fan in a family full of them, so an offer from the Tigers would be significant.

“They’d definitely be very high on the list for sure,” Doty said. “Growing up watching Clemson, that’d mean a lot to my family and me. But we’re keeping all of our options and doors open, and when that time comes, we’ll be ready and we’ll make that decision.”

Doty has visited all of the schools that have offered him this season in addition to Clemson.

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