Ready and willing to work

These days, it's rare for a committed guy to do much work on the field while in town for the Dabo Swinney Football Camp.

QB Tucker Israel Profile

Tucker Israel took the road less traveled when he visited for the second session of Dabo Camp. The first 2015 quarterback to commit to Clemson, Israel chose to participate in every workout during his three-day stay.

"I'm trying to get the most out of it," he told CUTigers, after his camp stay. "I was trying to get the most coaching out of coach [Chad] Morris while I'm up there, really just show what I can do before I get up there, have them have a picture in their mind what I'm like.

"I don't mind working out. I'd rather workout than just sitting there bored out of my mind."

The three-star quarterback from Lake Nona High School in Florida enjoyed learning from Morris during the five workouts.

"I loved it. Getting to spend time with coach Morris, coach Swinney, a couple of commits there, a couple of offensive line commits, I got to just hang out and work with coach Morris," Israel said. "I got to see how he coaches. I thought we had a really good chemistry and got along as well."

Now that he's back home in Florida, Israel has been pretty occupied with prep work for his final season of high school ball.

"Workouts, 7-on-7, speed training, all that good stuff," he said.

Scheduled to enroll at Clemson in January, Israel is excited about making the move up to Tigertown.

"It's going to be a quick transition," he said. "I just really love playing football. I'm really excited to take the next step in my football career and being a student-athlete, just being able to play with the best and against the best.

"If I get on the field, then good for me, if not, I'll get a great degree at Clemson University. That's more important than anything else."

In three years at Lake Nona, Israel has passed for 10,588 yards with 106 touchdowns and 32 interceptions, completing 691-of-1,054 passes. On the ground, he has 836 yards rushing and 14 scores.

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