Candidate for bandit

For one day during the first session of the Dabo Swinney Football camp, one of North Carolina's top 2013 prospects worked out at both defensive end and linebacker.

LB/DE Peter Kalambayi Profile

Butler High School rising junior Peter Kalambayi started the Wednesday workout at linebacker before moving to defensive end.

"They're evaluating me at both [positions]," he told recently. "They told me I could play at the bandit, which is like half d-end, half linebacker."

Kalambayi, who checks in at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, enjoyed working alongside defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Kevin Steele.

"It was good. He helped me a lot and was pretty hard on me. I like their defense that they run," Kalambayi said.

As a sophomore, Kalambayi registered 106 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception from the middle linebacker spot.

He'll play outside linebacker this fall. As a freshman, he played defensive end.

Kalambayi was back at defensive end with Marion Hobby at the end of his Clemson camp stop.

"He's a really good coach," Kalambayi said of Hobby. "I hadn't played defensive end in a couple of years, since I was a freshman. He helped me out in the drills. When it came time for one-on-ones, I was better prepared."

Clemson is already among several schools that have offered Kalambayi. Michigan, Florida, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Duke have also stepped forward.

"They're all up there, but I like Clemson, though. I like Florida, too. Those two stand out," he said.

There are several factors working in favor of Clemson.

"It's close to home. They have a pretty good graduation rate. They try to get their football players educated," Kalambayi said. "I like the atmosphere. They have a lot of tradition there. I like the coaches. They seem like they know what they're doing." Top Stories