Trae Elston Trae Elston
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Both players(Elston and Kwon Alexander Kwon Alexander
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Elston has also hit the road regionally, visiting Tennessee, Clemson, LSU, Texas, Arkansas, Auburn, Alabama, Georgia and Georgia Tech.
Elston said he has grown close to Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, which makes the Tigers well worth watching.
"I talk to him a lot," Elston said. "I Skype him. I call him to see how things are going at Clemson."
Elston had 104 tackles and three interceptions with 28 catches for 569 yards and six touchdowns last fall. Class of 2012 ESPNU 150 Watch List Recruit.