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Camp Confidential: Final Edition


  by - Senior Writer - Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:14 PM
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2016 ATH Shyheim Carter of Kentwood (LA)

CLEMSON – Another year of Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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’s high school camps is over, but before we get into the latest happenings around the camps on Sunday, let we wish all of you dads out there a Happy Father’s Day.

Now on to the camp:

When we arrived on campus early this morning, 5-star defensive tackle propsect Tim Settle Tim Settle
Defensive Tackle
6-3, 305
Manassas, VA

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Tim Settle
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Manassas, VA

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was on a golf cart, getting a final tour of the campus before his group left to head back to Virginia. On that front, I have a little more news we can pass along.

I’m sure by now you’ve all seen the pictures of Swinney, 2015 linebacker commit Chad Smith Chad Smith
Outside Linebacker
6-4, 215
Sterling, VA

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Sterling, VA

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and recruiting coordinator Thad Turnipseed talking to Settle Saturday, and it appeared that Swinney was giving him the hard sell. I spoke to a few people from the Virginia group this morning, and they said that while Swinney was definitely giving the Clemson pitch, he was also throwing in some life lessons along the way. Included in that pitch? Grades and growing up and turning into a man and getting ready for the next step.

Will any of that make a difference once Settle makes a decision? It’s hard to tell, but I’ve talked to several people close to the situation and they feel like Clemson is in good shape. We will have more on Settle later.


*Another golf cart rider this morning was 2015 DL prospect Austin Bryant Austin Bryant
Defensive End
6-5, 245
Thomasville, GA

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Austin Bryant
Defensive End
6-5, 245
Thomasville, GA

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out of Thomasville (GA). Bryant hasn’t worked out at the camp, but he has been a big presence all three days. The word I am hearing is that Bryant has enjoyed his time on campus, and that he considers Clemson a “happy” place.

One of the reasons Clemson has had more of a “family” feel at this camp is because the NCAA is allowing current football players to work summer camps at their respective schools. In the past, colleges have relied on high school coaches and NCAA Division II, III and NAIA coaches to run drills along with current assistants. The new rule gives campers — many of whom may be seeking scholarship offers — a chance to interact with the players. The current players don’t directly coach the prospects, but they know the drills that are being run and can help out the coaches.

Prospects also get to see how the current players interact with each other on and off the field, and how they interact with the coaches. Perhaps Bryant has seen some of that this week.

*2016 RB Tavien Feaster Tavien Feaster
Running Back
6-0, 180
Spartanburg, SC

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Tavien Feaster
Running Back
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Spartanburg, SC

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showed up about midway through Sunday’s session, and running backs coach Tony ElliottTony Elliott
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, the king of the one-liners, threw out another one. As Feaster approached the running backs, Elliott never missed a beat while hollering at Feaster, “Oh, look who decided to finally show up. It’s your world, man. The rest of us are just living in it.”

Feaster grinned and Elliott continued his string of one-liners to his group.

*The defensive backs group had a new arrival this morning in 2016 ATH Shyheim Carter Shyheim Carter
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5-11, 175
Kentwood, LA

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Shyheim Carter
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Kentwood, LA

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of Kentwood (LA). It didn’t take long to recognize Carter as the best of the group working out this morning, and a little research led us to his name. He was at Georgia yesterday, and already has offers from Alabama, Texas A&M and Mississippi St.

2016 defensive end Janarius Robinson Janarius Robinson
Defensive End
6-5, 235
Panama City, FL

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Janarius Robinson
Defensive End
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Panama City, FL

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He’s listed as 5-10, 180 pounds, and he was quick on the pivot and looked outstanding during the cone drills. Mike ReedMike Reed
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worked with him several times and called him by name, so it’s obvious he’s on Clemson’s radar.

*I spoke with the father of 2016 Mallard Creek (GA) prospect Joshua Brown Joshua Brown
Defensive End
6-3, 210
Charlotte, NC

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Joshua Brown
Defensive End
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Charlotte, NC

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this morning. Florida St. offered last week, and he said he didn’t know if Clemson was going to offer or not. However, he said that Brown weighed in at 212 pounds at FSU last week, and was 191 pounds at this time last year. Looking at his lanky frame, I can see him adding another 20 or 30 pounds without really losing any of his explosiveness.

*2016 defensive end Janarius Robinson out of Panama City (FL) Bay worked out with ends coach Marion HobbyMarion Hobby
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Marion Hobby
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during the morning session. At 6-6 and almost 270 pounds, Robinson stood out among the group I watched. He’s got the power you need, and did well during the tackling drills. He has a Clemson offer, along with Florida St. and Tennessee. Another one to watch out of that 2016 recruiting class.

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