Calhoun (Ga.) 2019 prospect Brannon Spector has the chance to continue his family legacy at Clemson.
Spector, the son of former Clemson receiver Robbie Spector and brother of Clemson freshman linebacker Baylon Spector, received an offer from the Tigers during the Dabo Swinney Camp session on Thursday morning.
“We were doing one-on-ones today at our last practice this morning, and after one-on-ones, Dabo called me over,” Spector told The Clemson Insider. “I came up to him, and Dabo talked with me.
“He said, ‘Brannon, you’re a real special athlete and you’re a real good player, and we want guys like you on our team. We don’t know what side of the ball you’re going to be on, offense or defense, but we want guys like you on our team, and you have a scholarship from us.’”
The opportunity to potentially follow in his dad and brother’s footsteps at Clemson in the future is something Spector has long dreamed about.
“Honestly, I think about this offer every night. It’s finally come, and I’m so excited,” he said. “This offer has always been a dream. I was shocked when I got it and I’m still pretty shocked right now, and this feeling feels awesome. It feels like hard work has finally paid off. I’m still going to keep working and still do me.”
Spector competed at all three days of the first session of the Dabo Swinney Camp. He worked out with the safeties on Wednesday in between workouts with the receivers on Tuesday and Thursday.
How much weight Spector puts on could determine which position he would play at Clemson, should he choose to go there. He currently stands at 6-foot-1, 188 pounds.
“It could be either. I talked with coach (Jeff) Scott about this, but as long as I watch my weight, I would probably stay more at receiver,” he said. “But if I happen to get big enough to not play receiver, then I would be playing safety.
“If I do come, as long as they play me I don’t care which side of the ball I’m on.”
Spector’s stay in Clemson for the full camp session allowed him to get to know Clemson safeties coach Mickey Conn.
“It was awesome being around the coaches, and I enjoyed it,” he said. “The coaches are really good, and I learned a lot. I learned new things that I didn’t know. I met some new coaches. I hadn’t really met the defensive side like coach Conn, and I really like him a lot. All the coaches are good down there.”
Spector also has offers from Mercer and Middle Tennessee State, while schools such as Florida State, Ohio State, Penn State, Stanford, Vanderbilt and West Virginia are showing early interest.
He said Clemson’s small-town feel appeals to him.
“I’m just looking for a good community, a good town, and just a nice all-around town,” Spector said. “Clemson’s small, and I really like it because where I’m from, my town is small. It reminds me of home. I’ve grown up going to Clemson games and stuff, and I just know a lot about Clemson.”
Spector camped at Georgia last Thursday. He plans to camp at Vanderbilt and possibly Kentucky, as well.