5-star steals show at Swinney Camp

5-star steals show at Swinney Camp


5-star steals show at Swinney Camp

The story of the second workout at the second session of the Dabo Swinney Camp on Tuesday evening was the appearance of the nation’s No. 1 guard, Atlanta (Ga.) Pace Academy five-star Jamaree Salyer. He was accompanied by one of his coaches, who spent the first three periods of the workout talking to recruiting operations coordinator Ty Clements and director of recruiting and external affairs Thad Turnipseed.

Before the workout began, Salyer chatted with co-offensive coordinator Tony Elliott and then chopped it up and joked around with Dabo Swinney for a few minutes. He worked out and was impressive as you’d expect — a 6-foot-3, 340-pound mammoth moving fluidly during drills. Swinney started off the workout watching Salyer and the other offensive linemen.

This marks Salyer’s first visit to Clemson since March 10, when he watched a spring practice that Cartersville (Ga.) five-star quarterback commit Trevor Lawrence was also at. Clemson, Georgia and Stanford are currently thought to be the frontrunners for Salyer, a consensus top-30 prospect regardless of position in the 2018 class.

— Another headlining prospect on campus today was Fort Myers (Fla.) South Fort 2019 defensive end Quashon Fuller, who has been committed to Florida State since February. Before the workout started, Fuller (6-3, 245) posed for pictures with Clemson commitments Darnell Jefferies and Justin Mascoll. Fuller didn’t work out and wasn’t present at the first workout this afternoon as he was touring the campus and facilities.

— Another intriguing offensive lineman on hand for the second workout was Oxford (Ala.) 2019 four-star guard Clay Webb (6-4, 290). Webb, who didn’t work out, has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi State. He spent the first portion of the workout talking with Turnipseed. Swinney came over to where they were standing and chatted with him, as well.

— Clemson commit Derion Kendrick of South Pointe High in Rock Hill, S.C., arrived on campus this evening. He was greeted at the front entrance of the indoor facility by receivers coach Jeff Scott right when he got there.

— One tight end who caught our eye today was Lakeland (Fla.) 2019 four-star Keon Zipperer, who has offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Ohio State, Tennessee and Texas A&M among others. He is a big target at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, and has good hands.



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