Clemson offer would be ‘something special’ for Alabama legacy

Clemson offer would be ‘something special’ for Alabama legacy


Clemson offer would be ‘something special’ for Alabama legacy

It is a busy time for Paul Tyson, one of the state of Alabama’s top 2019 prospects.

The rising junior quarterback from Hewitt Trussville High in Trussville, Ala., is showcasing his talent and working to sharpen his craft with a string of camp stops this month. Visits to Clemson, Kentucky, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Tennessee have already occurred or are on the schedule, all in June.

Tyson, who first visited Clemson for its junior day in March, returned from June 6-8 for the first session of the Dabo Swinney Camp.

“It was a lot of fun competing, and was good getting back to Clemson and seeing the coaches again,” Tyson told The Clemson Insider.

Tyson is becoming well known as the great-grandson of former legendary Alabama coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant, but receiving attention from college football programs for much more than just his legacy.

Tyson threw for 1,110 yards and nine touchdowns through seven games as a sophomore at Mountain Brook (Ala.) before transferring to Hewitt Trussville, and followed that with 263 yards and three touchdowns in his team’s spring game last month. He has the size coaches love at 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, to go with his arm strength and athleticism.

Duke offered Tyson yesterday, following his recent offers from Army, Connecticut, Jacksonville State and Kentucky. Alabama, Clemson, N.C. State, Notre Dame and Tennessee are showing interest early in his recruiting process.

He drew good reviews from Clemson’s coaches at the camp last week.

“They said I performed well,” he said, “and they were happy that I had the chance to come up to camp.”

Swinney himself found time to speak with Tyson during the visit.

“I did get a chance to talk to him and just catch up on how things were going,” Tyson said.

Alabama may be the dream school for the in-state legacy recruit, but he is very interested in Clemson and said an offer from the defending national champs would be significant to him.

“If one did come it would mean a lot,” Tyson said, “and would definitely be something special.”



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