Clemson OL target out for season


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Clemson 2019 offensive line target Cooper Dawson announced Friday that he suffered a torn ACL during Clemson camp last week.

"For those who don’t know, I obtained a knee injury on June 5th," Dawson posted on Twitter. "After talking with my doctor he has told me that I tore my ACL, along with some sprains and bruised bones. Unfortunately I will not be competing in sports my senior year. Thank you for all the prayers."

Dawson (6-5 245) is an under-the-radar prospect who impressed Clemson's coaches last week, who are targeting him as an offensive tackle.

"My mom wanted to come to pick me up that night (of the injury)," Dawson told TigerNet, "but I told her I wanted to stay and learn as much as I could. Coach Elliott and Coach Swinney talked to me throughout the camp. Coach Swinney ended up talking to me and he told me that he liked the motor that I showed on the first session and that I was the kind of player that should be at Clemson, so he ended up offering me over the phone with Coach Elliott."

Dawson told TigerNet that he has three offers as an offensive tackle and estimates seven more as a defensive line prospect, with Appalachian State, Army, Coastal Carolina, Wake Forest, UCF, Navy and Colorado State among his FBS interest.

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