Tuesday Dabo Camp notes

CLEMSON - Several prospects are already on campus for the first session of the Dabo Swinney Football Camp, with more slated to arrive Wednesday.

Travis Blanks was easily the most impressive of the prospects who participated in workouts on Tuesday. The four-star safety from North Florida Christian (Tallahassee) worked as a cornerback throughout the day, and that's where Clemson recruiting coordinator Jeff Scott is recruiting him to play.

As we've noted before, Blanks fits the big defensive back mold that Kevin Steele and Charlie Harbison go after.

In 1-on-1 drills, Blanks had no trouble pushing around opposing wide receivers. One that did give him a run for his money is Mike Williams, a 2013 prospect from Lake Marion High School who picked up a Clemson offer in May. Williams was among the select few that were able to beat Blanks.


Kevin Steele will have Travis Blanks on campus for the next three days.
Williams is long, lean and athletic. Physically, he looks like Clemson wide receiver Martavis Bryant when he was still at the prep level.

Speaking of Bryant, the freshman wide receiver was spotted working out with the Tigers for summer skills and drills. Bryant looks considerably thicker than he was as a senior at T.L. Hanna.

Also working out with the wide receivers was 2012 prospect Jay Jay McCullough, who Clemson has offered as a tight end/h-back. McCullough (Nation's Ford) struggled to catch passes with no defensive backs covering him. He did look impressive in a couple of 1-on-1 drills, going up and making a catch over opposing defensive backs.

McCullough runs well and looks the part. He tweaked a hamstring in 1-on-1 drills, so his status for the rest of the week is in question.

Another prospect on hand that looked the part was four-star defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor of Jenkins County High School (Millen, Ga.). He stood on the sidelines with teammate James Deloach, a three-star defensive end.

Both Taylor and Deloach paid a visit to the Clemson campus earlier during the day.

Also in for the day was Brice Ramsey, of Camden County High School (Kingsland, Ga.). Ramsey toured campus in the morning then threw in the afternoon.

The rising junior, who has yet to start a high school game, is still good enough to have already picked up offers from Clemson and Georgia. And he showed why on Tuesday.

Ramsey spun the ball well, showing plenty of zip when needed and nice touch on fades and go-routes. He may not quite be 6-foot-3, as he's listed by Scout.com.

Woodruff wide receiver Blake Bone is a guy we heard about from head coach Brian Lane while on location at the High School in May. Like Williams, Bone, a 2014 prospect, is a long, lean vertical threat.

Patterson High School (Louisiana) three-star cornerback Trevon Stewart was in town with four-star linebacker Lorenzo Phillips. Stewart may be too small for Clemson's liking, but still looked solid in 1-on-1 work.

CUTigers.comwill have more on Stewart and Phillips this week, plus Patrick Destefano, Jay Guillermo and Javarius Leamon. Oliver Jones, who is also in town for camp, is not participating in drills.

Bamberg-Ehrhardt coaches were in town Tuesday. They'll be joined by 2012 defensive end Martin Aiken and 2014 linebacker/tight end Kevin Crosby on Wednesday.

Also due in on Wednesday are Justin Shanks, Ronald Geohaghan, Devontre Parnell, Jela Duncan, Jacob Southerland, Evan Duke, Peter Kalambayi, Riley Ferguson, Ahmad Fulwood and John Wolford.


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