Top 16 seniors at Dabo's camps

CLEMSON - CUTigers breaks down the top 16 2011 prospects that were on hand over the past two weeks for the 2010 Dabo Swinney Football Camp.


Carson Barnett is still awaiting his first scholarship offer. (Roy Philpott)
Tony McNeal (6-1, 180)
The 2011 commit looked a little stiff because of an ACL injury he suffered during his junior season at Chester High School. Still, he showed a strong arm with good touch, despite not having both of his legs at 100 percent. As he continues his rehab, he'll be one of the top signal callers in the Palmetto state this coming season.

Carson Barnett (6-2, 180)
The 2011 prospect was in for one-day during the first week, but looked good, drawing lots of interest from offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Billy Napier, whom he spoke with for quite some time while on campus. Following the camp, Barnett made himself a serious candidate for an offer. The rising senior is continuing a summer tour that will likely produce his first scholarship offer in the near future


Sammy Watkins (6-1, 180)
A late arrival from Fort Myers, Fla., Watkins wasn't able to hit the field until the second Wednesday session in week one. But from the time he stepped onto the field, no defensive back could cover him. He was the best prospect to hit either of the two camps and could be an instant impact player at the next level.

Five-star WR dazzled everyone in attendance last week. (Roy Philpott)
Charone Peake (6-3, 180)
It was year number three for Peake at Clemson's camp. After Watkins, Peake was the second-best prospect/wide receiver at either of the other two camps. The projected 2011 commit came through earlier this week and made it official when dropping by campus on Wednesday, less than a week after wrapping up his camp time.

Adam Humphries (5-11, 170)
Heading into camp, all we had really seen of Humphries was from the on location feature with Peake during the spring evaluation period. Sure enough, the first Dorman wide receiver to commit in 2011 didn't disappoint during his one day camp appearance in week two. He's not going to wow you down field, but you can depend on crisp, well run routes and very steady set of hands—very fluid.

Four-star tight end Eric MacLain was easily the top tight end on campus this summer. (Roy Philpott)

Eric MacLain (6-5, 246)
Just imagine if Michael Palmer looked like this guy as a senior in high school. This will be a nice pickup for the 2011 class once it's all said and done as a tight end Clemson at tight end, not at offensive tackle, as classified. His long arms, big hands, feet and frame, plus lack of ‘great' speed could make offensive tackle a destination, beyond college football (think Joe Staley for the San Francisco 49ers). But he wants to play tight end and that looks like a good move for the Tigers.

Jerell Adams (6-5, 220)
The basketball-type athlete will develop into a very nice looking tight end at the next level. It looks like South Carolina is the team to beat right now. Clemson is high in the mix, but there's a name that's higher on the Tigers' tight end board at this point.


Isaiah Battle (6-7, 260)

With the commitment of Isaiah Battle, the Tigers now have four potential offensive tackles on board in their 2011 class. (Roy Philpott)
Like Adams, the basketball-type athlete is going to develop into a nice looking college player, but at offensive tackle. A little raw, but so was Chris Hairston. Great feet, likes to compete and it seems like Battle has got a bit of a streak in him. His commitment to the 2011 class at camp continued a solid month for the class.

Shaq Anthony (6-4, 265)
Second-best senior offensive line prospect at this year's camps. Every the recruiter for his school, Anthony spent considerable time talking to prospects during the sessions he wasn't working in.

Jerome Maybank (6-4, 320)
He may be big enough to play right away, but some of his weight could shed. With such a barrel chest, he doesn't look overweight. He's got the ideal size to be a space-eater in the middle of the defensive line, but could stand to drop some weight. If he trims about 10-15 pounds, Maybank could be a step or two faster, which he'll need to be a productive member of the defensive line.


Phillip Dukes was easily the most physical defensive lineman at either session. (Roy Philpott)
Phillip Dukes (6-2, 275)
The top in-state tackle for the class of 2011, Dukes received the A-list treatment while going through the morning session on Thursday, of week two. Dabo Swinney, Dan Brooks and Chris Rumph. Not extremely tall (6-1/6-2) but is an absolute load. Clemson remains very high on his list.

Grady Jarrett (6-1, 273)
Picked up an offer after his work during the second week's session. The hard-working, competitive tackle works with a chip on his shoulder. Hasn't gotten much love from the upper-tier schools, but Clemson has…and that's who he likes the most.

Kevin Dodd (6-5, 270)
Extremely athletic, he looks every part the football player. Dodd's stock as an end could skyrocket this fall when Riverside steps up to 4-A and plays the likes of Byrnes and Dorman, which will always have college on the sidelines of their games. Academics are a question at this point. Has no offer.

Tony Steward left campus with Clemson as his No. 1 school. (Roy Philpott)

Tony Steward (6-1, 215)
A very close second for the top defensive prospect at any camp, had Clowney not showed, Steward would have easily been the best. Keeps Clemson in high regard—the foundation of which was laid by recruiter Jeff Scott. He left campus with the Tigers No. 1 on his list but there will be plenty of work to be done to secure his commitment on National Signing Day. has currently has Steward ranked as the No. 7 middle linebacker prospect in the nation.

Edward Muldrow
Super athletic strong-side linebacker…OK, that's pretty redundant. Muldrow showed good speed during his one-day stop for the second week of camp. He's tall and lean—could become quite a specimen at the college level. Ranked as the No. 35 outside linebacker in the country, Muldrow offers plenty of upside and will grow into his tall frame over the next couple of years.


Gerrod Holliman
The four-star, No. 11 ranked safety was in for the Thursday morning session of week two. He was impressive in 1-on-1 drills, drawing lots of coaching and praise from former Tiger Brian Dawkins, who was on hand as a coach during week two. Though he does not have a Clemson offer to his name, his solid camp performance could very well change that.


* QB Brian Taylor - Clemson offer

* WR Stanton Seckinger - No offer after leaving campus but could receive one

* CB Riyhad Jones - No offer, likely not to receive one

* DE Desmond Floyd - No offer, likely not to receive one

* RB Curtavious Thornton - No offer, likely not to receive one

* OL Quincy McKinney - No offer, likely not to receive one

* S Pat Martin - No offer, likely not to receive one


* RB - Isaiah Crowell
* DT - Gabe Wright
* DE – Aaron Lynch
* DT – Deshawn Williams Top Stories