In-state signal caller hopes to impress at Swinney camp


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Luke Doty throws a pass last Saturday
Luke Doty throws a pass last Saturday

Luke Doty wants an offer.

Doty, a 2020 quarterback prospect out of Myrtle Beach (SC) is looking to leave his stamp on Clemson during Dabo Swinney’s summer camp, and receive a scholarship offer from the school.

Doty, measuring in at 6-2, 190 pounds, has had an impressive high school career that has caught the eye of several schools, including Ole Miss, Miami, and South Carolina. Doty has camped at Clemson in the past but has not been offered officially.

The recruitment process can be a whirlwind experience for many young men looking to further their education in the classroom and on the field, but just taking it one day at a time has helped Doty keep his composure.

“It’s been a crazy spring, we’ve got guys rolling in left and right so it’s been a wild ride but it’s been a fun one, trying to take it one day at a time,” he said.

Like many young players looking to make Clemson their next stop, Doty knows his best chance is at Dabo Swinney’s high school camp, but no pressure.

“For me, there’s no pressure, I try not to put that pressure on myself. I keep myself very composed and levelheaded, I think that’s very important,” Doty said.

Although not having an offer yet, Doty is still in contact with quarterbacks coach, Brandon Streeter.

“Well I heard from coach Streeter yesterday, they are definitely very high on me, and looking to see how I progress as a quarterback and as a player, so that’s something I’m excited about,” he said.

Doty says several schools are putting on the recruiting full-court press.

“South Carolina, Wake, UNC, NC State, Virginia Tech, a few others. Everyone’s pretty even,” Doty said when asked about schools competing with Clemson.

Doty's last visit to Clemson included an exciting 31-17 win over Florida State in 2017, but football isn’t the only thing on the young recruit’s radar.

“Last summer for camp, we haven’t been up there to visit, we went up for a game last year, the FSU game," he said. "It was a little muggy so we didn’t get around on campus, but that’s something we are looking to do. The academic side of things,” he said when asked what he really wanted to see on his next visit. “This spring and this winter we went around a lot of places, and that was the main thing that I wanted to see, how they work on the academic side of football and what happens in the classroom.”



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