TigerNet.com
Monday, June 9, 2014 1:55 PM
Top talent expected in Clemson as Swinney's football camp begins
by David Hood
Senior Writer

It’s camp time in Clemson.

Midway through the afternoon on Monday, the first three-day session of the Dabo Swinney Football Camp will begin, wrapping up after a morning session on Wednesday. Following a day off on Thursday, the second three-day session will begin on Friday and run through Sunday.

TigerNet got a text Monday morning from Orangeburg-Wilkinson (SC.) defensive lineman Albert Huggins, and he said that he would be in attendance for all three days of the first session. Clemson has been the leader throughout Huggins’ recruiting process, but both South Carolina and Georgia have made moves and it will be interesting to see if getting back on Clemson’s campus helps out.

Late Monday, a group from Florida will arrive on campus and will work out in the Tuesday session. Headlining that group will be recent Clemson commit Deon Cain out of Tampa (Fla.) Bay Tech. Cain will be joined by his good buddy in Tampa (FL) Sickles 4-star ATH Ray-Ray McCloud.

McCloud is one we definitely want to watch – Clemson’s class is nearing capacity, and McCloud would be one of a handful of players that would keep the class near the top of the national rankings. In fact, it could be safe to say that McCloud is the top target for the coaches during the first session. The Tigers are battling Florida for his services.

Another one to watch on Tuesday will be 4-star OL Zack Bailey out of Summerville (SC). Clemson is battling South Carolina for Bailey’s services.

Several of Clemson’s commitments for the 2015 recruiting cycle will also be on hand, including quarterback Tucker Israel of Orlando (FL); linebacker Chad Smith of Sterling (VA); wide receiver Shadell Bell of Decatur (GA); wide receiver Deon Cain of Tampa (FL); offensive lineman Jake Fruhmorgen of Tampa (FL); offensive lineman Zach Giella of Martinez (GA); offensive lineman Noah Green of Boiling Springs (SC); defensive back Kaleb Chalmers of Greenwood (SC); and defensive tackles Sterling Johnson of Cleveland, (NC) and Gage Cervenka of Greenwood (SC).

Other notables

2015

OT Tyree St. Louis, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
DT Tim Settle, Manassas (VA) Stonewall Jackson

2016
QB Zerrick Cooper, Jonesboro (GA).
TE J.C. Chalk, Argyle (TX)
WR Delontae Moore, Washington (DC) Ballou
DT Nyles Pinckney Seabrook (SC)
DE Chidi Oonya, Riverdale (GA)
QB Jamie Newman, Graham (NC)

TigerNet will be on hand to bring you photos and stories from each of the sessions. The first begins around three p.m. Monday, and we will begin posting sometime after five.


David Hood can be reached at davidhood@tigernet.com