Legacy hits Clemson camp

The brother of a current Clemson athlete spent time in Clemson last month for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

OLB Mario Mathis Profile

Jake Fletcher, a sophomore catcher on the Clemson baseball team, is the older brother of Thomasville High School junior Mario Mathis, one of the top 2013 linebackers in Georgia.

Mathis, a 6-foot-2, 222-pound defender, attends the same school that sent defensive tackle Brandon Thompson to Clemson. Thompson, who's a close friend of the family, showed Mathis around campus and introduced him to several of the coaches.

"The way the coaches react to the players. They make sure you get everything right," Mathis told CUTigers.com about his most recent trip to Tigertown. "I would like to get to know them more."

Working with defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Kevin Steele was a highlight of the camp visit.

"That was pretty awesome. I really thought we were just going to be with random [coaches], but that was pretty awesome," Mathis said. "I learned how to better drop into your zone and cover tight ends and running backs."

He will head to Georgia for Dawg Night on Friday before going to Atlanta for a Georgia Tech camp on Saturday.

"I'm really open right now. I'm trying to get to know the coaches better [this weekend]," Mathis said.

Camp stops at Southern Miss, Florida and Florida State have also been made this summer.

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