Notebook: 5-star DL among standouts at Swinney Camp

Notebook: 5-star DL among standouts at Swinney Camp


Notebook: 5-star DL among standouts at Swinney Camp

Day 2 of the second session of the Dabo Swinney Camp on Wednesday was stocked full of talent. Here are some notes and observations from what we saw:

— Atlanta (Ga.) Pace Academy five-star offensive lineman Jamaree Salyer stole the show during yesterday evening’s workout at the Swinney Camp.

Another five-star is on campus today in Amite (La.)’s Ishmael Sopsher, a defensive tackle in the 2019 class that was offered by Clemson in April.

Sopsher touts offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Penn State, Tennessee and Texas A&M to name some. Proximate schools Alabama and LSU are considered the early frontrunners.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pounder has a quick first step off the ball and is light on his feet. He drew compliments from defensive line coach Todd Bates.

— Other standouts in the defensive line group were Fort Myers (Fla.) South Fort Myers 2019 defensive end Quashon Fuller, Twin City (Ga.) Emanuel County Institute 2019 end/tackle Curtis Fann and Dillon (S.C.) 2019 end Shamar McCollum.

Fann (6-3, 245) impressed Clemson’s coaching staff enough to earn an offer afterward. The fast-rising prospect has received all of his other offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Georgia State, LSU, N.C. State, South Carolina and UAB since mid-May.

Fuller (6-3, 240), a Florida State commitment, was on campus yesterday as well and toured the campus and facilities but did not work out. He worked out today and showed off his explosiveness.

McCollum (6-4, 200) collected his first offer from Appalachian State last week. Clemson offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell invited him to the camp.

— One of the most prominent prospects on campus today was Atlanta (Ga.) Carver 2018 four-star safety Quindarious Monday. Monday, who did not work out, spent extensive time talking to safeties coach Mickey Conn during drills.

Clemson offered Monday (6-3, 175) earlier this month. He lists other offers from the likes of Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Penn State and Tennessee. Auburn and Georgia are believed to be two of the top contenders.

It would have been fun to see Monday in action. A lengthy, rangy and physical player that likes to hit, he can do it all as a safety.

— Have to give the edge to the defensive backs as far as the most talented position group as a whole today. The group featured Bossier City (La.) Parkway 2018 safety Israel Mukuamu, Greer (S.C.) 2018 cornerback Quavian White, Lanett (Ala.) Senior 2019 safety Trikweze Bridges and Cornelius (N.C.) Hough 2019 cornerback teammates Tyus Fields and Jalen Frazier.

Fields (5-10, 170), who also attended Clemson’s junior day in March, is the brother of Tiger cornerback Mark Fields. Mukuamu, a transfer from Berkeley (S.C.) High, has a ton of upside with his length and size at 6-foot-5, 190 pounds. The latter’s offer sheet is highlighted by Louisville, Mississippi, Oklahoma State, South Carolina and Wake Forest.

Bridges (6-3, 175) has offers from Alabama, Florida, Louisville and Kentucky. White has an offer from Wisconsin.

— Pinson (Ala.) Pinson Valley’s Bo Nix (6-2, 190) headlined the quarterback group. Nix, the son of former Auburn quarterback Patrick Nix, previously visited in late March and earned an offer from the Tigers. The 2019 standout’s offer sheet includes Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Tennessee.

Another quarterback that stood out was Midlothian (Va.) Manchester 2019 Brendon Clark (6-2, 195).

— There were several noteworthy offensive linemen, as well.

Oxford (Ala.) 2019 guard Clay Webb, who appeared at the evening workout last night but didn’t work out, competed today. He has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi State, and was the best-looking lineman in the group in our opinion.

Elgin (S.C.) Lugoff Elgin 2018 tackle Wyatt Campbell, Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy 2019 tackle Jackson Lampley and Moncks Corner (S.C.) Berkeley 2019 tackle Kamren McCray were a few of the newcomers.

Campbell (6-6, 285) picked up an offer from South Carolina during its camp last week to go along with others from schools such as Duke, Louisville, Maryland, Missouri, N.C. State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Lampley (6-4, 290) owns offers from Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Tennessee and others.

— Roswell (Ga.) Blessed Trinity Catholic’s J.D. Bertrand caught our attention when watching the linebackers. The 2019 prospect fits the mold of linebacker Venables likes. He has a stocky build at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, and moves well laterally. Georgia, Iowa State, LSU, North Carolina, Missisisppi State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest account for his early offers.

— The latest Clemson commit to arrive for the second session was Seneca (S.C.) tight end Braden Galloway. He watched the action from the sidelines with Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy linebacker Mike Jones.


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