Dabo offers Clemson staffer's son

During Saturday afternoon's Junior Day, Dabo Swinney personally offered the son of Clemson strength and conditioning coach Larry Greenlee.

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D.J. Greenlee, a junior outside linebacker at nearby Daniel High School [Central], was going through Saturday's Junior Day tour when he got the good news.

"Once coach [Dan] Brooks came and got me out of a little tour and took me over to the West End Zone -- I knew we were going back to [Swinney's] office, I was like, I wonder what's about to happen," Greenlee told CUTigers on Sunday. "I got in there. [Swinney] sat me down and was talking to me about how he'd seen me grow up. Then he was like, ‘I'm going to offer you a full scholarship.'

"My eyes got big. I was surprised."

The Clemson offer is one that Greenlee really wanted. His father, Larry, an assistant director of strength, speed and conditioning, works with all football skill positions and is the direct supervisor of the Clemson Olympic Sports programs.

Aside from the connections through his father, there's a pipeline from Daniel to Clemson. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins signed with the Tigers in 2010. Defensive tackle DeShawn Williams inked in 2011 and defensive end Shaquille Lawson will sign on Wednesday.

"It just feels like home. I can't go anywhere. Nothing's better than that," Greenlee said.

A commitment is right around the corner for the 6-foot-3, 205-pound junior.

"I'll probably know by next week," he said.

Maryland, Tennessee, N.C. State and Wake Forest are also in contact. Greenlee visited Tennessee last fall for the South Carolina game.

As a junior, he had 91 tackles, two interceptions and four fumble recoveries.

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