Plenty of talent set to visit this week

The first session of the Dabo Swinney Football Camp starts on Tuesday, and there will be plenty of highly touted prospects on hand.

Session one will run from Tuesday morning to Thursday afternoon with several notable prospects from the 2012 and 2013 classes set to be in attendance.

North Florida Christian (Tallahassee) defensive back Travis Blanks is the highest rated defender that CUTigers.com has confirmed as a camper this week.

Blanks, a four-star, visited Clemson in late January. The No. 9 safety in the class of 2012 recently named Clemson as a finalist with Auburn, Alabama, TCU, Ohio State, Miami and LSU.


Jones was impressive during his appearance at last year's camp. (Roy Philpott)
The in-state offensive line trio of Patrick Destefano, Javarius Leamon and Oliver Jones will also be in town for all three days.

Destefano, a four-star guard from Dorman (Roebuck), will make his first trip to campus since committing to Clemson's 2012 class last month. Three-star tackle Jones (Ninety Six) is a heavy Clemson lean, as indicated by his many trips to campus this spring. Leamon, a three-star tackle from Woodruff, is considered to be considering South Carolina and Auburn, though Clemson continues to remain in the mix.

Three-star center Jay Guillermo, the Tigers' first commitment in the 2012 class, is scheduled to attend all three days, too.

A pair of defenders from Patterson, La., four-star outside linebacker Lorenzo Phillips and three-star cornerback Trevon Stewart, are expected to arrive in time for Tuesday's workouts. The teammates are also scheduled to camp all three days.

Stewart, who claims Clemson as his leader, holds offers from Houston, Memphis, Southern Miss, Tulane and Louisiana Tech. Phillips, the nation's No. 19 outside linebacker, holds offers from LSU, Texas A&M, Baylor, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and Indiana. A former commitment to the Aggies, Phillips claims LSU and Texas A&M as his frontrunners.


Four-star OLB Lorenzo Phillips will make his first visit to Clemson this week.
Clemson will host several one-day campers throughout the week.

Tight end Jay Jay McCullough of Nation's Ford (Fort Mill) will be in town for Tuesday's session. Offered by Clemson in March, he remains one of the Tigers' top in-state priorities in 2012. McCullough, who named Clemson as his leader after visiting for the Orange and White spring game, also holds offers from Duke, Kentucky and Miami (Ohio).

While visiting Camden County High School (Kingsland, Ga.) in May, Clemson recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott offered 2013 quarterback Brice Ramsey. Georgia was first to offer and the Bulldogs figure to be the team to beat. Ramsey will also camp at Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee this summer.

Another 2013 prospect who received offer from Scott in May, wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood, will camp on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound rising junior has also received offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Mississippi and South Carolina.

Butler High School (Matthews, N.C.) teammates Riley Ferguson and Peter Kalambayi are also set to attend the Wednesday sessions.

Ferguson, a 2013 quarterback, visited Clemson with Kalambayi and 2013 wide receiver Uriah LeMay for the spring game. A week after Ferguson's visit to Tigertown, he picked up quarterback MVP honors at the Nike Football Training Camp in Athens, Ga. Ferguson, who's received offers from Clemson, LSU and Michigan, lists Clemson as his leader.


2013 quarterback Riley Ferguson will throw in front of Chad Morris on Wednesday.
Kalambayi, an outside linebacker/defensive end, could be the top defender in the Carolinas for the 2013 class. Along with Clemson, Michigan, South Carolina and North Carolina are in contact.

Also due in on Wednesday is four-star defensive back Ronald Geohaghan, the No. 15 safety in the class of 2012. Clemson leads for the Allendale-Fairfax rising senior. Bashaud Breeland, a former four-star from Allendale-Fairfax, is a close friend of Geohaghan. Geohaghan has also received offers from Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, N.C. State, Pittsburgh and South Carolina.

Whitefield Academy (Mableton, Ga.) offensive lineman Jacob Southerland is scheduled to visit on Wednesday.

The names mentioned above is not an official count. The list of expected campers is subject to change.

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