Dye, Korn Begin Clemson Connection

WR Xavier Dye recently had the chance to hit the practice fields with future Byrnes and Clemson teammate Willy Korn when they attended the three day Tommy Bowden Football camp together earlier this month.

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The 6-5, 180 pound prospect impressed Clemson wide receivers coach Dabo Swinney with his performance during the three-day camp. "It was fun. Coach Swinney said I looked much better than last year. He was impressed," Dye said.

The camp also allowed Dye to spend time with several of his future teammates, including Willy Korn, Landon Walker and new Clemson commitment Scotty Cooper. "Yeah tt was a great experience. I know I am going to be playing with them. We were together most of the time. We ate together and hung out in the room. We talked about how much fun we were going to have at Clemson," he said.

As has been reported for quite some time, the former Greenwood High standout is transferring to Byrnes for his senior year where he will have the opportunity to play with Korn. "It was nice to get to play with Willy at the camp. I haven't been able to play with him yet at Byrnes because the transfer is not final," Dye said.

One aspect Dye's game that has been a focal point for him in recent months is his route running. "I have been working on it," he said. "Coach Swinney showed us on the film. He showed us how he wants it to be done. If you listen to him it helps you get open. He helped my route running a lot. My coach at Greenwood was also a good receiver."

The talented receiver also displayed good upper body strength during his camp appearance. "I have been working out on my own. At Greenwood they had us on a good workout plan. I have been working hard in the weight room," Dye said.

Xavier's younger brother Lafayette, who will be a rising sophomore, also put on a good show during the final session Friday. "He is going to be pretty good. He just needs to keep his head on straight," Xavier said. "We need to put some more weight on him. He hasn't started doing the hard lifting and running yet so that will come."

CUTigers.com will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding receiver from South Carolina, right up through signing day.

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