Thursday Camp Notebook

Thursday Camp Notebook


Thursday Camp Notebook


By Ashley Denny.

On the final day of Dabo Swinney Football Camp, Week 2, several of the highly touted recruits were absent so I took this time to focus on a few 2013 top prospects, a 2012 prospect that made it difficult for Clemson’s coaches not to notice him and Cordrea Tankersley, a 2012 defensive back who has already committed to Clemson however was absent at the first two days of camp.

I started off first by watching the defensive backs in their drill session. Tankersley immediately stood out to me with his great hands and quickness. He also seemed to be very coachable as he was frequently seen asking Coach Cheese for advice.

 A 2013 defensive back to keep an eye out for is A.J. Starks. Starks worked out today alongside of Tankersley and was able to keep up. Starks, according to his Head Coach Rob Searfoss has been receiving interest from South Carolina, Nebraska and several others.

While watching the offensive linemen and defensive linemen during their one on one drills this session, it was hard for me to take my eyes off of Mitchell Jeter. Jeter, a defensive lineman out of Rock Hill, SC looked as if he came to Clemson’s camp with something to prove, and he did just that. This 2012 prospect caught Coach Dan Brooks’ eye immediately as he continued to outwork and outperform much bigger offensive linemen. Brooks continued to match Jeter up with the bigger, more experienced offensive linemen and Jeter would beat them every time. Jeter has got a quickness that I haven’t seen in a defensive lineman.

Also on hand today for the final day of camp was the speedy running back out of Arkansas, Zac Brooks. Brooks, who spent most of the morning talking with Clemson’s Recruiting Coordinator Jeff Scott, looked to be having a great time.


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