Tigers first to offer legacy LB
Baylon Spector’s dad, Robbie, played wide receiver a Clemson from 1987-90.
Baylon, who’s a rising junior from Calhoun High School in Georgia, was offered by Clemson last month during the first session of the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.
“They called me down there for a tour and I went down there. Coach (Brent) Venables stopped me, we were in the meeting room when coach Venables stopped me,” he told TheClemsonInsider.
“(Venables) was talking to me and was just like, ‘We’re going to offer you.’ It was back there in towards the offices. It was pretty cool back there.”
Before the offer, Spector was had no prior recruiting contact with Clemson.
“I had a great first day when I was down there,” he said. “Talked to coach (Dabo) Swinney a little bit and then coach Venables was talking to me a lot later that night. He talked to me a lot, then I went to the linebackers the second day, had a real good day, did some 1-on-1’s and did real good.”
On day one of camp Spector worked at free safety. He went to work with the linebackers after Venables invited him to make change positions.
“(Venables) told me that he thinks that’s my natural position will be linebacker, so I might end up there if I put on the right weight,” Spector said.
The 6-2, 200-pound prospect said it was a “blessing” to pick up an offer from Clemson.
“I like it. I went up a lot. I grew up around Clemson, because we’ve been to a lot of games. I like it up there,” he said. “I mean, it’s awesome.”
Spector camped at Auburn the Sunday before he went to Clemson. After Clemson, he went to camp at Duke and picked his second offer.
This month, he’ll head to Georgia for Dawg Night.
“Whatever fits me the best. I’m open to about any of them, but Clemson holds a special place. I mean, Duke was nice…Duke was real nice. I like that a lot,” Spector said. “Right now, I’m just kind of waiting. Hopefully, I’ll earn some more, but I’m kind of open right now, to look at other places.”
As a sophomore, Spector completed 25-of-38 passes for 447 yards with six touchdowns. He also had seven carries for 31 yards and caught four passes for 71 yards and three touchdowns.
On the defensive side of the ball, Spector had 71 tackles and an interception.